Arsenal ace was booked during the club's win over Norwich City.
If former player and pundit Gary Lineker has his way, Ozil would not have a chance to do so, suggesting that for the sake of consistency the German should be banned.
Ozil was booked late on in the 1-0 win over Norwich City for a high boot, and when being spoken to by the referee, turned his back and simply walked away.
Lineker, commenting via Twitter, suggested that in the name of respect, Ozil should face similar sanctions to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy.
Following the Vardy precedent I guess Özil will get a ban for disrespecting the referee.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 30, 2016
Vardy was given an extra game's ban after gesturing angrily at the referee after being sent off for two bookings against West Ham.
Lineker, it should be noted, is a Leicester fan who even used to play for the club, and while Ozil did not cover himself in glory, fans were not happy with the Match of the Day host's suggestion of FA action.
Here is a look at the replies to Lineker's tweet...
@GaryLineker he doesn't have to turn and face the referee, no rule in the book for that Vardy swore and went for the referee— Özillur (@zeezeeblog) April 30, 2016
@GaryLineker I suspect that Özil didn't call the ref a c*nt, at least not in English— Cönor Whelan (@Conorwhelanire) April 30, 2016
@GaryLineker Yep, that was exactly the same thing as Vardy did.— Chris White (@chriswhite14) April 30, 2016