Super Eagles legend John Obi Mikel has blasted Fenerbache fans over racism at his kids and girlfriend on social media.
The 32-year-old former Chelsea midfielder has been in the news lately after been abused by a Fenerbahçe player during a league on Saturday.However, Mikel spoke to Turkish TV to slam the shocking abuse, some of which was aimed at his girlfriend Olga Diyachenka and four-year-old twin daughters.
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner said: “A lot has been said about this – the issue of racism but since I’ve been here, my team and colleagues at Trabzonspor have been very nice to me, there’s not been an issue.”After the game on Saturday, I started getting messages on my Instagram, even my girlfriend getting instant messages of racism and hatred.
“I’m very disappointed with this – especially my girlfriend, my family, my kids. They are only four years old, why do you talk about my kids?”I am very sad about this, it’s a very disturbing time for me.
Mikel has been in imperious form for the Turkish giants since completing a free transfer to the club last summer helping the club remain in two fronts as they target an unprecedented domestic double.