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Yaya Toure on Tuesday told Mesut Ozil to stick to football and stop denouncing China’s persecution of Muslims – branding him “wrong” to do so.https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/12/17/yaya-toure-hits-mesut-ozil-telling-arsenal-player-wrong-condemn/amp/
Toure refused to back his fellow Muslim’s condemnation of documented human rights abuses that has left both Ozil and Arsenal at the centre of a major diplomatic storm.
Speaking having just finished a brief stint playing in China, former Manchester City and Barcelona star Toure, said: “Footballers have to stay with football and politicians to politics because you cannot be involved with this kind of things because it’s going to attract a lot of problems and a lot of things.
“As a Muslim, it is complicated and it is his choice. He’s been doing his comments but I think he was wrong to say that.”