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Ozil removed from computer game in China over Uighur comments

Reuters Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil has been removed from Konami's eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2020 computer game in China over his comments about the country's treatment of its Uighur Muslims.
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News video: China blocks football game over player's Uyghur tweet

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CHINA — Arsenal's German midfielder, Mesut Ozil took to social media to condemn China's treatment of Uyghur Muslims. China retaliated by removing Arsenal's English Premier League fixture from state TV. In his social media post, Ozil, who is a Muslim, called Uighurs, "warriors who resist...

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