WATCH” Star-Struck Referee Asks Mesut Ozil To Sign Autograph On His Yellow Card Before Kick-Off
A video has emerged online where Mesut Ozil can be seen signing a yellow card after the referee in Arsenal’s friendly against Paris Saint-Germain asked for his autograph.
The German playmaker, who recently announced his resignation from international duty after the World Cup over claims he was being racially persecuted by sections of the crowd and Germany FA, was handed the Arsenal captaincy for their International Champions Cup clash with PSG on Saturday, and he found himself in a rather bizarre situation before kick-off.
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As the playmaker stood clutching an Arsenal pennant ready to lead his side onto the pitch, he was approached by the “obviously fascinated” match official, who appeared to have requested the player to autograph his yellow card.
The Arsenal captain’s day got even better after taking to the pitch, as he opened the scoring after just 12 minutes against the French giants.
There is no gainsaying that new Gunners boss Unai Emery is behind the Turkey-born schemer as he made him captain for Saturday’s match.
Watch video below:
Speaking about handing the controversial midfielder the armband, Emery said: “My idea is to know every player and to know, also, the personality of the players.
“We want to keep the respect for these players, to find the captain and choose very well the best player for that.
“My first idea is to have five captains in the team. “But at the moment, I don’t know the names. “We are looking at who are the players whose personality is the best in the dressing room.”
See video in the tweet below:
The referee has Mesut Ozil signing his yellow card ? pic.twitter.com/stDMI6qvWV
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