Arsenal's Mesut Ozil 'targeted' by duo who 'wanted to kill him and f*** his mum'



Posted Wednesday, February 05, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk

A court heard two men – Salaman Ekinci and Ferhat Ercun – wanted to "kill" Arsenal star Mesut Ozil and made remarks about his mum. It happened shortly after the German star was targeted by moped attackers in an unrelated incident

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil 'targeted' by duo who 'wanted to kill him and f*** his mum'
Two men threatened Mesut Ozil, a court heard (Image: Getty Images)

Two men threatened to "kill" Arsenal star Mesut Ozil and "f***" his mum as they approached security guards, a court heard.

It is alleged the intimidation happened outside the German's £9million mansion in north London.

It came shortly after the World Cup winner was targeted by moped attackers in an unrelated incident.

Salaman Ekinci and Ferhat Ercun deny behaving in a threatening or abusive manner outside the house of the Premier League club's £350,000-per-week midfielder.

Security guard Kemil Sezer told Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Tuesday that he and a colleague had been protecting Ozil, who was inside at the time, for several weeks.

Assisted by a Turkish interpreter, he told the court he first saw two men at around 7.30pm on August 8 last year before they returned around three hours later when it was dark.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil 'targeted' by duo who 'wanted to kill him and f*** his mum'
Ferhat Ercan outside Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court where he is charged with allegedly intimidating a security guard (Image: PA)

He said: "They swore in Turkish, saying 'f*** your mothers, we're going to f*** Mesut's mother and we're going to come back in five minutes and if security don't go from here, we're going to kill Mesut Ozil and kill you'.

"We started chasing them ... we got angry because Mesut Ozil, about two to three weeks prior, was attacked and we feared that the same thing would happen."

Asked by prosecutor Sarah Gabay how he felt, the security guard of 20 years said: "Stressed ... Mesut Ozil is loved by the Turkish people.

"We have that responsibility on us to protect him."

Ekinci and Ercun, both 27, and both of Tottenham, north London, appeared at the trial dressed smartly in dark suits and waistcoats for trial over the alleged incident.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil 'targeted' by duo who 'wanted to kill him and f*** his mum'
Salaman Ekinci pictured outside court (Image: PA)



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