Mesut Ozil has announced he will stop playing for Germany, almost three weeks since Die Mannschaft crashed out of the World Cup.
Ozil has been the subject of heavy criticism after he was pictured alongside Turkish president Recep Erdogan prior to the competition.
His performances in the tournament also failed to impress the German public, with many blaming him for their surprise group stage exit.
The Arsenal playmaker has now taken to Twitter and has sent three emotional posts in addressing the criticism he has endured in the past few months.
His first post concentrated on his meeting with Erdogan, while his second was addressed to the media and sponsors.
In his last post, which can be read below, Ozil announced he had no choice but to quit playing for the national team.
Although Germany are losing the services of one of the best players currently playing in the Premier League, there are some in Germany that have welcomed his decision.
That includes Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who has given his honest, yet brutal opinion of Ozil's decision to stop playing for the national team.
"I'm glad it is over. He's been playing dirt for years," he said. "He last won a tackle before the 2014 World Cup. And now he hides himself and his c*** performance behind this photo.
"His 35 million follower boys, who of course do not exist in the real world, think he has played excellently if he plays a cross to a man.
"Whenever we played against Arsenal, we played over him, because we know he's the weak point.
"The development in our country is a catastrophe," he continued. "You have to go back to what it is: sport. And from a sporting point of view, Ozil has no place in the national team for years."
Ouch. That is absolutely brutal from the 66-year-old.
It must be said, his criticism of Ozil is extremely harsh. And it's absolutely no surprise that his comments have gone down badly on Twitter, with many attacking the Bayern president.
Hector Bellerin has also leapt to the defence of his club teammate.
The Spaniard wrote on Twitter: "Surreal that someone who has done so much for his country on and off the pitch has been treated with such disrespect.
"Well done @MesutOzil1088 for standing up to this behaviour!"
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