Nigerian ex-international John Obi Mikel suffered racial abuse after their game against Fenerbahce which ended in 2-1 in favor of Trabzonspor. Trabzonspor came from behind to beat their rival Fenernbahce by two goals to one. The visitors found the back of the net in the very first minute of the game before the home team came back in the 15th minute.
They equalized the scores as Norwegian forward Alexander Sorloth put the ball into the Yellow Navies’ net for his team. They took charge of the in the 32nd minute as they claimed all three points in the encounter. Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo was given a red card a few minutes to the end of the game, living the visitors with ten men. He got the red card because he was arguing with the referee.
Trabzonspor climbed into third place with 38 points and are above Fenerbahçe who are in the fourth place position with 37points. The former Chelsea midfielder who is 32 years of age (John Obi Mikel) was targeted at his social media handle, Instagram precisely. The away team fans took to his page and were using all sorts of racial gestures and object on him.
John Obi Mikel Clashed with an Opponent
John Obi Mikel had a very minor disagreement with one the players of the visiting team and it was resolved right in the pitch. Nobody knew fans had something else in mind for the African. They were using the N-word and using stickers of banana on his page. Racism in Turkey is one thing which has been a problem in football for years now, in the time of Ivorian Eboue he suffered the same thing.
Last year there were several cases of racism in the world of football from the searie A. Both Romelu Lukaku and Smalling were racially abused and Mario Balotelli received his own share of the racism early this year. the rise of racism in football is alarming and as such football governing body (FIFA) should rise to put a lasting penalty for the crime. Failure to put a prepare check on it, it will keep rising and spreadinf to other leagues.
Fenerbahçe has come out to condemned the act and said they have filed “criminal complaints” against those responsible. They totally against the action they claim. Trabzonspor in a statement on twitter made it clear as they said: “Racism is a shelter for [the] helpless and ignorant.”
Mikel’s Trabzonspor team-mate Joao Pereira took his twitter page as he said: “it was sad and unacceptable.” “Football is much bigger than the little people behind these unfortunate acts,” he added. Racism is a shelter for helpless and ignorant. We condemn the racist attacks against our player Obi Mikel after the match against Fenerbahçe.
We bring to the public attention that a criminal complaint has been filed against the assailants. He continued as he ended with hashtag #WeStandwithObi #SayNotoRacism. John Obi Mikel’s racial abuse is just one among the many that is flying around. Top of Form