In Good Conscience: Making Ozil the scapegoat in a team sport is uncalled for

"When we win, I am German. When we lose, I am an immigrant".

Mesut Ozil, currently in Singapore with Arsenal, posted those words on Twitter last Sunday, and he stirred political and ethnic tensions already at alarming levels in German society.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 28, 2018, with the headline 'Making Ozil the scapegoat in a team sport is uncalled for'. Subscribe