Former Super Eagles skipper wants Turkish government to stop football over coronavirus outbreak.
However, while football across Europe’s major leagues has been put on hold either indefinitely (Italy) or until early-April at least (England, Spain, Germany and France), the Turkish Football Federation have refused to follow suit by not suspending the Super Lig.
Top football players and managers like Mikel Arteta of Arsenal, Ezequiel Garay of Valencia, Hudson Odoi of Chelsea and Daniel Rugani of Juventus are some of those infected.
Gameweek 26’s fixtures were held over the weekend behind closed doors and prompted Mikel to criticise the apparent insensitivity of those in authority to continue the season.
The 32-year-old Trabzonspor midfielder took his Instagram to handle to plead with Turkish Federation amid stop the league over coronavirus concerns.
The deaths recorded since the outbreak of the virus is well over 5,000 and with over 175,000 people infected with the Wuhan virus globally.