The journalist of the Turkish Milliyet, Serdar Sarıdağ, strictly addressed those fans who made offensive remarks over Aras Ozbiliz transfer to Turkey’s Beşiktaş.
Sarıdağ noted that he was very happy to learn that a footballer like Aras was returning to Turkey.
“Thanks to the President of Beşiktaş. We know, he had been dealing with this issue for 3 years.
Now let’s pass on to Aras. His father is a Diyarbakir Armenian, and Aras was born in Bakırköy, Istanbul, and left for the Netherlands as a child. As an Armenian, he apparently chose the Armenian Squad. He could also have chosen the Turkish Squad, but it was up to him. Nobody can say anything here. We are proud of Mesut Özil, aren’t we? Football is above nationality. Nowadays anyone can choose any squad they like.
Yes, Aras Ozbiliz is an Armenian. Does anyone object to this? And I’m a Turkish journalist. And Ribéry is a French Muslim. And Einstein was a Jewish German scientist. What is the point in saying such shameful things about nationality in football?” the Milliyet correspondent wrote.