Winnie the Pooh has found another victim.
Mesut Ozil, the star of Arsenal, like many other personalities, decided to take the side of the Uighur minority (of Turkish origin), who is oppressed in China in many different ways – including her in labor camps. A German footballer with Turkish roots through his Twitter expressed support for the Uighurs and criticized the Chinese government.
– Mesut Özil (@ MesutOzil1088) December 13, 2019
Arsenal immediately distanced himself from the player's statement, thus trying to stave off problems. Unfortunately, an avalanche of critics fell on the player, and Chinese state television canceled the broadcast of the match between Arsenal and Manchester City, which would be a significant source of influence for the club Mesuta Ozila.
Netease, the Chinese publisher of PES 2020, has also reacted, which decided … remove a player from all PES 2020 editions distributed in China.
In his statement, Netease explains the decision as follows "(the footballer) hurt the feelings of Chinese fans and did not follow the sporting spirit of love and peace. We do not accept this, we do not understand and we do not intend to forgive." It sounds a little odd in the face of how much "love" the Chinese treat Uighurs, right?
Whether China wants it or not, the truth will prevail. We live in a time when attempts to hypocrisy reality and shut mouths to critics only fuel discussions on a given topic on the internet. China has previously provoked the creators of the South Park series to create an episode called Banned in China, in which the Chinese attitude of silencing every person acting is not ridiculed will not think of the government there. The series after the episode broadcast, of course, was immediately banned in China.