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Muslim footballer Ozil kisses bread thrown at him

Emirates: The incident happened during Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with the Spaniards in the Europa League semi-final at the Emirates.
The piece of bread was thrown when he was preparing to take a corner kick.
Instead of kicking it away, he did an unexpected thing because it is against Muslim culture to waste any food.
Mesut Ozil picked it up, kissed and placed it on his forehead. Ozil, a third-generation Turkish-German he is a practicing Muslim and recites from the Holy Quran before his matches.