Mesut Ozil spoke in June about why he doesn’t sing Germany’s national anthem before matches.
Mail.ru, a company co-owned by Alisher Usmanov, has called for a change to Russia’s hate-speech legislation and amnesty for those already convicted under the law ‘unjustly’.
Contrary to how many people connected to the German national team have reacted to Mesut Ozil’s claims of institutional racism, players from the Turkish club Malatyaspor wore tshirts to show their support for the Arsenal man.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, has backed Mesut Ozil’s decision to retire from the German national team.
Bayern Munich’s CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has blamed Mesut Ozil’s agent for fabricating claims of racism as he makes himself look and sound completely ridiculous.
Anyone with an outward eye doesn't need the vilification and subsequent international retirement of Arsenal's Mesut Ozil to remind them of how polarised opinions have changed our political landscape across the western world.
Turkish ministers reacted positively to the news that Mesut Ozil would no longer play for Germany as long as he felt subjected to racism. The...
Mesut Ozil has announced that he will no longer play for the German national team, citing racism as the main reason. I look at why he's right to make this massive move.
Four members of Pussy Riot who invaded the pitch during the World Cup final on Sunday have been sentenced to 15 days in jail.
After crashing out of the World Cup, England have faced global accusations of arrogance but England fans can't quite grasp why that might be. Let me try to explain it...
The World Cup was disrupted on Sunday afternoon as activist group, Pussy Riot, invaded the pitch, but do you know who they are and what they were protesting?
Granit Xhaka’s nationality is once again causing problems.
Rwanda expect Arsenal to send a first-team player to the country for their annual gorilla-naming ceremony known locally as ‘Kwita Izina’
As Mesut Ozil trudged off the pitch against South Korea, a few fans hurled insults in his direction. He’d just been part of the first ever German team to crash out in the group stages of a World Cup and he knew, if the last few weeks had anything to go by, that his life was about to get worse.
Granit Xhaka has hit out at the Swiss FA's Secretary General after he ‘disappointed dual citizens’ with recent comments claiming that players should have to drop their second country to represent Switzerland.
The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has opened a bank account so that he can contribute to the fines picked up by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Jason Cundy has said ‘sorry’ for being a misogynist live on TV but we are well within our rights to ask is he apologising for his comments or the backlash they caused and why do men just not get the problem?
Stephan Lichtsteiner has defended Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal man celebrated his Switzerland screamer with a double-headed eagle gesture aimed at the Serbian fans.
It will have escaped nobody’s attention that Alex Scott and Eni Aluko are female pundits offering their opinions at the World Cup. In this mini-pod, Lee Hurley briefly discusses the problems women face in the footballing world while asking why we tolerate the awful standards delivered by male pundits in the game.
Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, and Petr Cech have all joined forces with Freedom from Torture’s campaign to mark Refugee Week that runs until 24th June.
It will have escaped nobody’s attention that Alex Scott and Eni Aluko are female pundits offering their opinions at the World Cup.
Turkish sports minister, Osman Bak, has hit out at the way Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan have been treated since they met with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Mexico are facing punishment from FIFA for the homophobic chanting of their fans at the World Cup in Russia
The government of Qatar is taking the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Court of Justice over what it claims are human rights violations by the government that owns Emirates Airlines.
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for the press and public to ‘show more understanding’ over Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan’s meeting with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
There has been a lot of talk over the past week or so about Arsenal’s sleeve sponsorship deal with Rwanda yet the moral outrage from some journalists that greeted news of the arrangement has been conspicuously lacking in relation to deals with the likes of Emirates, Etihad, or Roman Abramovich.
Rwanda have hit back after criticism of their sponsorship deal with Arsenal.
Dutch MPs have called for an enquiry into Arsenal’s controversial sleeve sponsorship deal with Rwanda, asking how the country, that receives so much in foreign aid, can afford to spend £30m on advertising with the Gunners.
German newspaper, Morgenpost, have a huge, front page story, asking if Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan should be dropped from the German squad ahead of the World Cup after meeting with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The German FA have made it known that they are not pleased with Mesut Ozil for posing with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken to Facebook to declare how happy he is with the events taking place in Armenia at present.
Arsenal, Manchester City, and Manchester United all pay their average female staff more than avergae male members of staff but they are in the minority when it comes to football clubs.
Charles Sale, writing in Friday’s Daily Mail, believes the gender pay gap at the FA, which currently stands at 23.2 per cent is not something they should be worried about because it’s less than the 31 per cent at the Lawn Tennis Association.
ITV presenter, and Arsenal fan, Robert Peston, says he has been left feeling ‘ashamed’ after hearing Arsenal fans chanting anti-Semitic songs before the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday
In December, Nick Cohen wrote a piece for The Guardian saying football fans should be asking the hard questions about the money behind leading clubs. To do that, let's look at Arsenal's main sponsor, Emirates.
Arsenal have made 400 firefighters who battled the horrific Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June guests of honour for their Emirates Cup clashes against Benfica and Sevilla.
Arsenal have reportedly already begun their search for a new shirt sponsor even though they have two years left on their current deal with Emirates.
Following the news that Alisher Usmanov had a £1bn bid to buy Arsenal from Stan Kroenke rejected recently, Gooners made their feelings on their American owner known during the Gunners' 3-1 win over Everton.
A Jeremy Corbyn banner, which made headlines after featuring during Liverpool's draw with Southampton this month, is set to make another appearance during this weekend's final round of Premier League fixtures.
UEFA’s president, Aleksander Ceferin, has warned the United States that their bid to host the 2026 World Cup would be affected by Donald Trump’s travel restrictions.