We Are All One And Equal’ – Mikel Responds To Racist Abuse In Turkey


After his club filed a criminal complaint for racial abuse targeted towards him, the ex-Nigeria captain issued a message to fans

Trabzonspor midfielder John Obi Mikel has taken to social media to respond to the racist abuse he suffered after Saturday’s Turkish Super Lig match.

The 32-year-old was subjected to racist abuse on social media after helping his team defeat Fenerbahce 2-1, a result which moved Huseyin Cimsir’s side to third in the league table and a point above their rivals.

On Monday, Trabzonspor announced that they have filed a criminal complaint in reaction to the abuse suffered by the Nigerian midfielder.

Meanwhile, Mikel has urged fans to stop the inhumane act, adding that “it is just a game at the end of the day”.

“We are all one and equal. It’s just a game at the end of the day.#saynotoracism,” he tweeted.

We are all one and equal. It’s just a game at the end of the day.#saynotoracism

At the end of his short-term deal at Middlesbrough last season, Mikel moved to Turkey to join the Black Sea Storm in July and he has made himself a key player in their midfield.

The 32-year-old has played 22 games across all competitions, including 14 Super Lig appearances this season.

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