the football star Mesut Ozil has made himself fiercely unpopular in China.
It happens after a post on social media, where the German Arsenal-player lashing out at a political decision in China.
Here criticises Mesut Ozil China to keep a muslim, Turkish minority in the city of Xinjiang, which is called uighurere, imprisoned in the 'indoktrineringslejre' with the purpose of destroying the minority's relationship to their religion, writes the New York Times.
'They close their mosques. They prohibit in their schools. They kill their holy men. The men forced into the camps and their families are forced to live with chinese men,' writes Mesut Ozil in a posting on the Turkish, as The Guardian has been translated.
He refers also to the region as 'East-tyrkistan'.
In China see it as a prevention of terrorism, but Mesut Ozil and a great part of the world community condemns what is happening in China. Previously have you heard of the torture and brainwashing in the camps, wrote the DR in april.
The Turkish-German fodboldspillers lookup makes him quite unpopular in China, where many media criticizes him - including the Global Times, writes the New York Times.
the Media also writes that Özils lookups has led to enormous rage among the chinese people, who, despite the fact that China has extensive censorship on the net, the hills about the government's actions in Xinjiang.
'As the chinese can not accept this. When it comes to nationalist interests, is ingens personal pastime worth mentioning,' is written in a chinese chatforum, otherwise there is a dedicated fan page for Mesut Özil.
the Player itself, not much support from his club, Arsenal.
The English club have taken away from Mesut Özils comment with a message that it does not interfere in the players ' political beliefs. It is estimated that Arsenal make it due to their commercial interests in China.
'In relation to Mesut Özils comments on social media, should Arsenal take a clear stand. The content is Özils personal position. Which football club has the Arsenal always had the principle that we do not involve ourselves in politics,' writes the club on chinese social media Weibo.
Date Of Update: 15 December 2019, 11:00