Arsenal star Ozil used his important social media presence to put up on his Twitter and Instagram pages about “warriors who resist persecution” within the western province of Xinjiang.
China denies mistreatment of Uighurs and on Sunday state-run Chinese newspaper Global Times labelled Ozil’s comments had “disappointed Chinese fans and football governing authorities”.
State-run broadcaster CCTV pulled Arsenal’s loss to Manchester City from its schedules, changed with a delayed ‘as stay’ exhibiting of Tottenham’s win at Wolves.
In the next days, Chinese serps appeared to erase web content material associated to the Arsenal midfielder, whereas China’s international minister accused the participant of believing “fake news.”
Arsenal revealed an announcement affirming their stand as “apolitical as an organisation” however Pompeo has backed Ozil, rights violations can’t be hidden.
“China’s Communist Party propaganda outlets can censor Mesut Ozil and Arsenal’s game all season long, but the truth will prevail,” Pompeo tweeted.
“The CCP can’t hide its gross human rights violations perpetrated against Uighurs and other religious faiths from the world.”