Mesut Ozil removed from ‘PES- video game’ in China over comments on Uighur Muslims

December 19, 2019

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  • Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been deleted from Chinese versions of the popular Pro Evolution Soccer mobile game, the title’s China distributor has said, as the fallout continued over his criticism of the country’s treatment of its Uighur minority.
  • US-listed Chinese internet company NetEase said it removed Ozil from the game due to his “extreme comment about China.”
  • Ozil, a German national of Turkish origin, condemned China’s crackdown on Muslim minorities in the western region of Xinjiang in a tweet last Friday and criticised Muslim countries for failing to speak up about the alleged abuses.

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