Manchester United Januzaj Watch: No Chris Waddle There Are No Turks Playing Football For Germany
CHRIS Waddle, formerly of Newcastle United, Spurs and England, has a sort of question, that might be rhetorical (but isn’t). He’s thinking about Manchester United;’s Belgian-born star Adnan Januzaj’s chances of playing for England:
“This [switching allegiance] will only happen more and more. Look at the Brazilians playing for Portugal or Croatia or whoever, and how many Turks play for Germany.”
How many Turks play for the German national side? Well, Chris, that would be NONE.
Turks make up Germany’s largest ethnic minority.
* According to the German citizenship law of 2000, they [Turks] have to choose their nationality by the age of 23 or they will lose their German passports.
The so-called Optionspflicht means that Turks must choose. If you’re in the EU, you can hold dual-nationality in Germany. Oh, and if you’re Swiss you can, too. But if you are Turk, you cannot. Compare and contrast Turks and the Swiss and why Germany differentiates between the two?