Turkish Super Lig Tracked by a total of 312,676 people
Mesut Ozil‘s move to Fenerbahce has seen crazy scenes in Istanbul, that typical Turkish passion that Ozil already knows too well.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented the huge welcomes that the citizens of Istanbul and fans of Fenerbahce are used to when a new player arrives at the club.
Despite this, a number of journalists and fans who evaded the quarantine measures got together to give the former Real Madrid and Arsenal star a warm welcome.
? Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) January 19, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented a much greater number of people from visiting the airport to greet Fenerbahce‘s new signing, but a new craze may have started: one of following flights. Ozil‘s London to Istanbul flight was the most followed flight of all time.
According to Flightradar, up to 312,676 people viewed the flight’s status at some point during its 2,501-kilometre journey from London to Istanbul.
“I am very excited because I was always a fan of Fenerbahce. My has dream come true for me,” Ozil told Fenerbahce‘s club TV channel.
“That’s why I’m very excited to wear the jersey. I hope I will be successful with my teammates.”