Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gundo Feels Sting of Crowd after President Meeting

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gundo Feels Sting of Crowd after President Meeting

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GERMANY'S supporters have been urged to stop jeering City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan.

Gundogan and fellow Premier League star, Mesut Ozil, were both heckled during Die Mannschaft's 2-1 friendly defeat by Austria on Saturday. The pair remain under fire from sections of the German support after they were pictured meeting controversial Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, last month.

Political relations between Germany and Turkey have become increasingly strained in recent times, a situation exacerbated when German journalist, Deniz Yucel, was held in an Istanbul prison without charge for a year after being accused of spreading terrorist propaganda.

Gundogan and Ozil, both of Turkish descent, met with Erdogan at London's Turkish embassy in May, with Gundogan presenting the leader with a City shirt bearing the words: "To my president, with my respects. …

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