Mesut Ozil was never going to be German enough for many fans of Germany

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Zito Madu | SB Nation
July 2018 | 8-minute read


The underlying idea behind this denial of people like Ozil seems to be a stupid conception of what identity is and can be. It’s a willful and fearful blindness to what a person is. It’s cover for bigots, lest they have to confront the insecurity over the fact that much of what they are comes down to luck of being born in a particular place and looking a certain way.


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