Mesut Özil has been a target for abuse ever since he joined Arsenal from Real Madrid, but German sports brand adidas have leapt to his defence on Twitter and hit back at the online trolls.
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Our record signing has been heavily criticised for his performances in an Arsenal shirt, but his Player of the Month award for February just goes to show that the much maligned midfielder has been unfairly targeted.
Özil is represented by adidas, who have been pushing the #therewillbehaters campaign recently.
— Zak (@ZakDaGooner) March 15, 2015
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— adidas UK (@adidasUK) March 15, 2015
The World Cup winner has been in superb form since his return from injury, and has been starting to prove his doubters wrong. That is unlikely to stop the barrage of criticism he has been receiving in the media however.