- Mesut Ozil has stated clearly that fans should embrace Islam and be kind to one another
- The Arsenal man added that people are having a phobia for Islam in Europe and other nations
- Ozil is currently not having active playing time this season at Arsenal under Arteta
Mesut Ozil who is a German professional footballer playing for Premier League giants Arsenal has urged fans and Muslims to join him in disarming fears of practising Islam with kindness.
The former Real Madrid star while lamenting blamed the media for helping the fear of practising Islam to grow in Europe and many parts of the world.
Ozil made this clear in a message he posted on his Instagram page as he enjoined his fans and Muslims to be kind to one another.
''Unfortunately Islamophobia & Antiislamismus is growing in Europe and in other parts of the world with media playing a big role in that.
''My personal answer to that is we should respond to Islamophobia & Antiislamismus in a way that will not reinforce it, but rather disarm and silence it with kindness.''
Mesut Ozil is one of the big footballers who are practising Islam and he has many times demonstrated his love for the religion even on the pitch.
Ozil started his football career at Schalke 04 and played 30 games at the club before he moved to Werder Bremen where he featured in 71 games and scored 13 goals.
Between 2010-2013, Mesut Ozil played 105 games for Real Madrid scoring 19 goals before joining Premier League giants Arsenal.
Since 2013 that Mesut Ozil has been playing for Arsenal, the German has represented the Gunners in 184 games and scored 33 goals.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil aimed a jibe at Germany boss Joachim Low after suffering a 6-0 defeat to Spain in their UEFA Nations League encounter.
Three goals from Ferran Torres and one each from Rodri, Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal handed the 2014 World champion their heaviest humiliation since 1931.
And this means that the Spanish national team has progressed to the Nations League finals next year at the expense of their German counterparts.
Ozil last represented his national team in 2018 after Germany were bundled out of the World Cup at the group stages.
The Gunners attacker announced his retirement after feeling he was made a scapegoat for their underperformance in Russia.
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