Former Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi Suffers Racial Abuse In Turkey

4 months ago by: CLARA JANCITA
-- (f) at 4-02-2020 12:15PM (4 months ago)

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Former Super Eagles Captain, John Mikel Obi, has been racial abuse, as his Turkish club Trabzonspor beat Fenerbahce last weekend.

eports in Turkey claimed abusive messages were sent to the player’s Instagram page, which included the use of the N-word and banana emojis.

The club have confirmed they have filed criminal complaints” against the offenders.

A statement posted on Twitter reads: “Racism is a shelter for [the] helpless and ignorant.”

Mikel Obi has remained silent after the incident, but his team-mate, Joao Pereira, said it was “sad and unacceptable”.

“Football is much bigger than the little people behind these unfortunate acts,” he tweeted.

-- Osahenogae1 (m) at 4-02-2020 02:47PM
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