Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has shown precisely zero sympathy to Mesut Ozil in the wake of the latter’s shock retirement from international football.
At the age of just 29, Ozil pulled the plug on his involvement with Die Mannschaft over the weekend, specifically citing the vicious furore whipped up in Germany over a photo he took alongside Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan as one of the main catalysts in his decision to bow out.
After explaining he no longer feels he wants to wear the national shirt, Ozil lamented the fact that he is tired of being viewed as “German when we win but an immigrant when we lose”.
Hoeness has since offered his two-penneth on the matter, showing typical decorum and tact by asserting that Ozil won’t be missed as he has been “shit for years”.
Responding via Sport Bild, the Bayern big-wig said:
Ozil has been playing like shit for years. I think he won his last tackle before the 2014 World Cup.
All he is doing on the field is playing cross passes.
No-one questioned he was playing crap at the World Cup. His 35 million follower boys, who of course do not exist in the real world, all think that he has played excellently if he plays a cross pass.
Whenever we played against Arsenal, we played on him because we knew he was the weak point.
Now he hides himself and his crap performances behind this photo.
And the racism, don’t forget the racism.