It's sad when politics make sports divisive. Now, I do understand that while they are two different entities, there will never be true separation between sports and politics, especially for national teams. By virtue of carrying your country's name, wearing your country's colors, bearing your country's flag, and registering as a part of your country's roster, there's already a small part of politics at play. But nevertheless, I still believe that sports should not sow hatred or divisiveness borne out of political beliefs and agenda.
I can't truly speak as someone who knows the situation 100%. I'm a 5th generation German, I do not know what happens in Germany on a daily basis, nor have I been educated in such a way that I would be able to see nuances in political play. I am however gutted that one of my favorite #DieMannschaft and #Arsenal players had to retire from the German NT not because he couldn't physically play at his prime anymore, but because emotionally he couldn't play due to feelings of resentment linked to race.
I still have so much to say but I'll leave it at that. Thank you, Mesut, for all you've done for Die Mannschaft. Again, gutted as a German fan, but as a #Gooner , I am looking forward to welcoming you back this season. You can only prove people wrong with performance, and in a world dominated by constant politicking, sadly that's the only thing that can speak loudly above the hate.
Nicht vergessen wo er her kommt. Als die Deutschen froh waren, dass du für sie spielst waren deine türkischen Landsleute voller Stolz.. Als die Deutschen dich zu Unrecht kritisiert und abgestoßen haben, waren deine wahren Landsleute dennoch hinter dir und stolz auf dich @m10_official
Nun wo du dich nicht von den Medien und Hasspresse steuern lässt, zeigst du umso mehr Charakter und erfüllst jeden türkischen Fußball Fan mit unendlichem Stolz!
The QB issue🤷🏾♂️🏈
Tbh I’ll take Aj, he’s played a playoff game, where the fault was of the running back when he fumbled, oh and also of the coach. This guy really have the potential to be the starter. I mean even his throwing style has a lot of swag. But let me know what you think.
However coaches have said that Peterman have made an amazing job and could also start as QB. Idk if we talking about the same Peterman.