ARSENAL have been accused of ‘double standards’ and ‘discriminating’ against outcast Mesut Ozil.
The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations wrote an open letter to the Prem club on Wednesday.
And it criticised their treatment of Germany’s Muslim World Cup winner.
The letter also accused Arsenal of ‘overtly discriminating against our community.’
The organisation represents the UK’s 300,00 Turkish Cypriot population.
Chairman Ertugrul Mehmet claims the club have treated Ozil ‘differently from other non-British players making a stand against injustice.’
Arsenal distanced themselves from Ozil’s criticism of the Chinese government over the plight of Uighur Turks back in December.
Yet the letter claims the Gunners did not do the same when team-mate Hector Bellerin called for people to vote in the UK’s general election under the hashtag: F***Boris.
The club also supported skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and their Nigerian fans in last month’s protests against police brutality.
Mehmet warned the club is in danger of damaging its relationship with its north London Turkish fan base.
He stated: “This action taken by the club has compounded the sense in our community that Arsenal is overtly discriminating against our community.”
Ozil has continued to collect £350,000 a week in wages despite failing to play a minute of competitive football since March 7.
He has vowed to see out his contract at the Emirates despite being left out of Mikel Arteta’s European and Premier League squads.
Source:(The Sun Newspaper)