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Arsenal Feels China’s Heat Over Ozil Remarks On Uighur Plight

  • Chinese state TV pulled a live broadcast of Arsenal match
  • Club says it doesn’t get involved in politics: statement
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Arsenal In Uighur Controversy
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English Premier League soccer team Arsenal Football Club Plc faced an immediate backlash after one of its star players made critical comments about the treatment of the Uighur minority in China.

China’s state-run CCTV pulled a live broadcast of Arsenal’s match against Manchester City over the weekend, despite the club’s attempt to disassociate itself from the remarks. Instead, it aired a prerecorded game between Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal’s local rival, and the Wolverhampton Wanderers. Manchester City beat Arsenal 3-0 in the Sunday match.