The Arsenal playmaker has been targeted for criticism in the aftermath of the 2014 champions' premature exit from the ongoing World Cup and as a effect, his future on the worldwide scene has been called into question.
Ozil struggled to affect all three of Die Mannschaft's World Cup matches as they surprisingly exited the competition at the group stage, while he was criticised for meeting Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan prior to the tournament.
But the midfielder's father, Mustafa Ozil, in an interview with Bild am Sonntag, said: "This statement is insolent". "If I was in the same position then I would say thank you, this is it".
Both players are of Turkish descent, and were pictured presenting Erdogan with shirts from their respective club teams, Arsenal and Manchester City.
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"[Ozil] no longer wants to explain himself, he no longer wants to have to defend himself all the time".
"He has contributed a lot for this country". It always happens: if we win, we do it together. He is now whistling from the stands, Mesut made a scapegoat. "He's booed and put up as a scapegoat - I completely understand that he is offended", he added.
The still-reigning world champions went out in the group stage in Russian Federation after a string of lacklustre performances for their earliest tournament exit in 80 years.
"The hurt has grown too strong".
Calling the treatment accorded to his son "so unfair", Ozil senior said "he needs to decide for himself". In Mesut's place, I would step down.
"In my opinion the only reason to say these things is to try and save your own head".