The motive seems pretty clear to me now. Those guys have it in for him because of his links to a dictator. Add a bit of jealousy and the fact he’s fearlessly swanning it all over their patch with his wife, Ms Turkey, and the political motive gets stronger to them... They’ve probably convinced themselves it’s fair game. In hindsight, not the wisest move from Mesut. There’s good reason high profile sportsman are advised to steer clear of politicians. It’d be nice to have him back as an option though. Things could click again for him. Cant see them both not being back in the squad for our next game, unless the police are advising the club based on information.