The 29-year-old accused "certain german newspapers" on sunday of right-wing propaganda "to advance their political interests". He was disappointed by the "double standards" in the coverage of his photos with turkish president recep tayyip erdogan.
Ozil also wrote that he was subsequently removed from advertising campaigns by a DFB sponsor after the pictures were taken. All other PR activities, for which it was originally intended, have been cancelled. "For them it was not long good to be seen with me. They called this situation ‘crisis management,’" ozil loved to know, without specifically mentioning the name of the sponsor. Ozil asked: "what does the DFB have to say about all this??"
A planned campaign for a good cause at his former school in gelsenkirchen also did not materialize because of the fuss about the photos. His partners for the benefit campaign had told him a few days earlier that they no longer wanted to work with him at the moment. He has also received a refusal from the school. "Quite honestly, that really hurt," ozil wrote.
The photos released in may show ozil and his dfb teammate ilkay gundogan with erdogan at an event in london a month before the world cup. The aftermath of the scandal had accompanied the german national team through the world cup. DFB president reinhard grindel and national team manager oliver bierhoff recently demanded a public declaration from ozil.