Berliners reacted with sympathy for Mesut Ozil, after his shock retirement from international football on Monday. One football fan, Marc, felt Ozil had been 'singled out for being Turkish'. Another interviewee, Tarkan, said the German public should 'respect' his decision, while Berliner David wanted 'football to stay football', separating sport and politics. Friedrich blamed rifts in the... Еще changing room for Ozil's disillusionment with the German national side. Ozil retired from international football at the age of 29, citing 'disrespect, insults and pressure'. He and teammate Ilkay Gundogan were widely criticised for posing in a photograph alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with many questioning their loyalty to German 'values'.