After Özils words: China's dropping Arsenal's match

Mesut Özils postings on social media have now been consequences. because of the Arsenal-the player's support for a Turkish minority in China, as the chinese

After Özils words: China's dropping Arsenal's match

Mesut Özils postings on social media have now been consequences.

because of the Arsenal-the player's support for a Turkish minority in China, as the chinese keeps in tight control, has chinese state tv chose to boycott the Arsenal's match on Sunday evening against Manchester City.

It writes multiple media, including the BBC.

Mesut Ozil went Friday on his social media to show support for the Turkish uighur minority in the region of Xinjiang, as the chinese state has chosen to have great attention to.

the Uighurs in China are muslims and are kept locked in the so-called 'indoktrineringslejre', since the chinese believe that they, by destroying uighurernes relation to their religion, can prevent terrorism, writes the New York Times.

the DR has previously reported on some of the few uighurere, which is slipped away from the camps in Xinjiang, which tells the story of brainwashing and torture.

the UNITED states has previously condemned the actions in Xinjiang and threatened with sanctions against the chinese if it were to continue.

Mesut Ozil wrote in its policy statement on its social media, to China, closing their mosques, prohibiting their schools, killing their holy men, forcing the men in the camps and forcing women and children to live with chinese men', while he refers to the area as the 'East-tyrkistan'. Saturday there was held a demonstration in Istanbul against China as a result of Mesut Özils lookup.

Arsenal selected after Özils lookup to take distance from it with the message that you as a club do not want to involve themselves in political matters.

the London club fear likely to end up in a situation like the basketball league NBA and the NBA team Houston Rockets, who have it in common with Arsenal, they have many commercial interests in Asia.

After a tweet from Houston Rockets' general manager, Daryl Morey, who showed support for Hong Kong. It took the chinese do not nicely, and chose to boycott the tv coverage of the NBAs pre-season matches, despite the fact that they were played in China.

Arsenal meet Manchester City on Sunday at 17.30 at the Emirates Stadium.

Updated Date: 15 December 2019, 13:00

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