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Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by ContractKiller: 7:48am On Mar 18, 2020
Turkish Fan Insults Mikel Obi On His Baby Mama's IG And She Savagely Responds


The former Nigeria captain condemned the ongoing Turkish Super Lig, and could pay a bigger price than the termination of his Trabzonspor contract.

For better or worse, John Mikel Obi has always been highly opinionated.

It is the quality that made him such a good captain for the Nigeria national team for many years, and endeared him to the fans. It also, at various points, led to an uneasy relationship with the Nigeria Football Federation; his propensity to speak his mind and stand on principle came to be regarded as evidence of a lack of respect within a very gerontocratic culture.

This time, almost a year removed from his international retirement, he is once again suffering personal injury for speaking out in the face of administrative recklessness. This time, it is from club Trabzonspor, who took offence at his latest comments decrying the lack of sensitivity of the Turkish football authorities.

The backstory centres on the coronavirus, which the WHO has now labelled a pandemic, prompting leagues all over Europe to shut down.


High-profile personalities, including coaches (Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, for instance, was one of the first in the Premier League to test positive) and players alike (Callum Hudson-Odoi in England, Blaise Matuidi and Daniele Rugani in Italy, 35 per cent of the Valencia squad, several members of the Sampdoria squad, you could go on and on) have been hit by the virus, prompting the suspension of play altogether.

However, the Turkish Super Lig has ploughed on undeterred, initially bent on having fans in the stands before making a token concession and electing to play behind closed doors.


It is against this backdrop that Mikel took the Instagram to register his objection, stating he did “not feel comfortable…play(ing) football in this situation” and that “everyone should be at home with their families and loved ones in this critical time.”

“There is more to life than football,” he wrote.

Credit to him for saying what everyone else was thinking – Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao agreed in the comments, and he cannot be the only one – but title-chasing Trabzonspor did not take kindly to what they apparently construed as a form of dissent.

Ergo: both parties’ decision to part ways. Any pretence of it being amicable is pretty much shattered by the fact that Mikel will receive no compensation, and agreed to forgo any other bonuses.

Beyond the satisfaction of being a martyr, and of once again sticking up for what he believes in, it is unclear precisely what direction Mikel’s career goes.

The former Chelsea man is still only 32, and his two daughters were born and raised in London, so a return to the England could well be on the cards.

While a career in the Premier League might be beyond him already (never the most mobile, more of his acceleration has been shaved off over the last couple of seasons), he did make a favourable impression during a six-month loan spell in the Championship in 2018.

Playing under Tony Pulis must be the most difficult brief for a midfield player, but Mikel managed to emerge with credit, leading Boro to within a point of a promotion play-off place. A similar sort of short-term deal would seem the likeliest avenue.

Ultimately though, it is a decision that might be taken out of his hands altogether.

As the virus over which he has beat a retreat from Turkey spreads, it is increasingly difficult to chart a timeline for the conclusion of the current football season and the resumption of the next. Already, the European Championship has been moved back to 2021, and the resolution modalities for leagues around Europe remain unclear. Mikel turns 33 in April, and has stated previously he is not interested in playing far into his dotage.

As it happens, the coronavirus may have put an end, not only to Mikel’s stay in the Super Lig, but also his active football career.

Meanwhile a Trabzonspor fan who insulted Mikel on his Baby Mama's IG was clinically and philosophically put in his place:








https://www.goal.com/en/news/could-john-obi-mikels-bravery-over-coronavirus-spell-the-end/w01581478s0e1picvwj301rh1

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by helinues: 7:54am On Mar 18, 2020
I think Mikel is arrogant .My personal opinion though

Modified: So many unnecessary attacks on an innocent opinion.

How many clubs has he left lately?

Who will fire his best player just cos of Coronavirus statement?

They simply seek the opportunity to do what they had in mind already.

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by ContractKiller: 7:56am On Mar 18, 2020
He only wants what's best for his family.


helinues:
I think Mikel is arrogant .My personal opinion though

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by helinues: 8:00am On Mar 18, 2020
ContractKiller:
He only wants what's best for his family.



He has been having problems with his past clubs lately. He should quit playing football if he is feeling too big as a player.

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by ContractKiller: 8:07am On Mar 18, 2020
Wanting to protect your family=feeling "too big" abi?

The man only made a critical comment on social media. He never threatened to go on strike or boycott games because of the Coronavirus, but that is tantamount to feeling big. SMH

helinues:


He has been having problems with his past clubs lately. He should quit playing football if he is feeling too big as a player.

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by Runaway: 8:08am On Mar 18, 2020
No truth anywhere....

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by helinues: 8:11am On Mar 18, 2020
ContractKiller:
Wanting to protect your family=feeling "too big" abi?

The man only made a critical comment on social media. He never threatened to go on strike or boycott games because of the Coronavirus, but that is tantamount to feeling big. SMH


How many clubs has he left in a hurry lately? That's the question you are dodging

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by Ehiscotch(m): 8:13am On Mar 18, 2020
helinues:


He has been having problems with his past clubs lately. He should quit playing football if he is feeling too big as a player.
At this point it is his prerogative to be arrogant. The lives of people should not be at stake just because they work — that's pure selfishness, if you ask me.

Yes, players should respect the position of the league but they have every right to protest when they feel threatened by that decision.

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by ContractKiller: 8:17am On Mar 18, 2020
Mikel is 32 years old. At that age no club will be willing to offer a long term contract unless you're a C.Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic or Messi.
This latest controversy has more to do with Mikel's stand on an issue affecting society at large not just footballers.


helinues:


How many clubs has he left in a hurry lately? That's the question you are dodging

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by helinues: 8:21am On Mar 18, 2020
ContractKiller:
Mikel is 32 years old. At that age no club will be willing to offer a long term contract unless you're a C.Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic or Messi.
This latest controversy has more to do with Mikel's stand on an issue affecting society at large not just footballers.



Alves, Zabaletta, Maguire, De Jong are still playing regularly for their respective clubs even though they are in the same or above age of Mikel.

Even Balotelli , one of the controversial players ever is now a captain for his club.

Mikel is arrogant.. Simple as ABC

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by Esseite: 8:22am On Mar 18, 2020
For better or worse, John Mikel Obi has always been highly opinionated

It is the quality that made him such a good captain for the Nigeria national team for many years, and endeared him to the fans. It also, at various points, led to an uneasy relationship with the Nigeria Football Federation; his propensity to speak his mind and stand on principle came to be regarded as evidence of a lack of respect within a very gerontocratic culture.

Summary of the IGBO man in Nigeria...

The article said "It is this quality that made him such a good captain for the Nigerian team for many year".... Nigeria seems not ready for good captains.

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by ContractKiller: 8:26am On Mar 18, 2020
Harry Maguire is 27 years old so he doesn't even belong in this conversation. All the other players you mentioned are either on short term contracts or long term contracts which are nearing the end.

Radamel Falcao who expressed his support for Mikel has been left alone. Why don't they also terminate his contract? Or is it because he isn't black?



helinues:


Alves, Zabaletta, Maguire, De Jong are still playing regularly for their respective clubs even though they are in the same or above age of Mikel.

Even Balotelli , one of the controversial players ever is now a captain for his club.

Mikel is arrogant.. Simple as ABC

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by seniormallam(m): 8:29am On Mar 18, 2020
Black man don't risk his life for nothing, how many scientific discovery that involves losing life has any black man been ever involved......... He should come and die for football abi.

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by helinues: 8:31am On Mar 18, 2020
ContractKiller:
Harry Maguire is 27 years old so he doesn't even belong in this conversation. All the other players you mentioned are either on short term contracts or long term contracts which are nearing the end.

Radamel Falcao who expressed his support for Mikel has been left alone. Why don't they also terminate his contract? Or is it because he isn't black?




Or is it because he isn't black?
Inferiority complex of Africans.. Can't we developed our local sports instead of waiting to play professional football abroad.

I guess Balotelli is also white Caucasian

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by SEGLIZ: 8:34am On Mar 18, 2020
if he dies today the club lives on, football continues. right decision by Mikel.

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by TheExecutioner: 8:38am On Mar 18, 2020
OP, don't you know you're arguing with a BMC mouthpiece? And you're expecting intelligence from him?


ContractKiller:
Didn't the Federal government cancel Nigeria's National Sports Festival because of this same Coronavirus scare? Haven't several high profile sporting events been suspended indefinitely all over the world?

How is Mikel Obi responsible for the failure of your stupid politicians to develop not only sports but every subsector of the economy?

I must be arguing with a fool.

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by Humphrizy(m): 8:41am On Mar 18, 2020
I don't see anything wrong in what Mikel said...One thing is sure..when One door closes..another one will surely open...I wish him the best of luck.

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by Fedrick100(m): 9:03am On Mar 18, 2020
helinues:
I think Mikel is arrogant .My personal opinion though
How Is he arrogant.. Health first before any other thing

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by ContractKiller: 9:29am On Mar 18, 2020
helinues:


I am from a generation of morons and re-tards

At bolded.. Noted



Develobuse

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by Skinnienigga(m): 10:32am On Mar 18, 2020
helinues:
I think Mikel is arrogant .My personal opinion though

Lol.

The way y'all judge people online ehnn. Show me where any of his former teammates described him as arrogant. This man so many times stood humbly for the national team before he retired. He is known for speaking up all the time for what's right in the nff...which was not always what they wanted. And you just labelled him arrogant for airing his opinion?

Falcao and the rest that supported him, why you no call them arrogant too?

In my opinion, Mikel was just used as a scape goat to scare other players from speaking out. He'll be fine tho, afterall he's Nigerian and Igbo for that matter. Resilience is in his blood.

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by slyfox35(m): 11:56am On Mar 18, 2020
It's better to stay and fight for your voice to be heard than to cower like a coward,you've ran away from the warfront...
Mandela is Mandela because he made his voice heard in the midst of turmoil
Footballers still dey China,Dem nor rescind their contract,you wan come hide for house go dey chop akpu and onugbu soup,onugbu soup kill you Dia!!

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by TheOutlaw: 12:17pm On Mar 18, 2020
Bade Ayoade

slyfox35:
It's better to stay and fight for your voice to be heard than to cower like a coward,you've ran away from the warfront...
Mandela is Mandela because he made his voice heard in the midst of turmoil
Footballers still dey China,Dem nor rescind their contract,you wan come hide for house go dey chop akpu and onugbu soup,onugbu soup kill you Dia!!

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by Fragility6: 1:24pm On Mar 18, 2020
helinues:
I think Mikel is arrogant .My personal opinion though
Ur personal opinion is trash

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by Fragility6: 1:25pm On Mar 18, 2020
slyfox35:
It's better to stay and fight for your voice to be heard than to cower like a coward,you've ran away from the warfront...
Mandela is Mandela because he made his voice heard in the midst of turmoil
Footballers still dey China,Dem nor rescind their contract,you wan come hide for house go dey chop akpu and onugbu soup,onugbu soup kill you Dia!!
Make his voice heard coz im na megaphone

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by Fragility6: 1:29pm On Mar 18, 2020
helinues:


Alves, Zabaletta, Maguire, De Jong are still playing regularly for their respective clubs even though they are in the same or above age of Mikel.

Even Balotelli , one of the controversial players ever is now a captain for his club.

Mikel is arrogant.. Simple as ABC
Jesu!!! Diz one say Balotelli na captain of e club. Ignorance of the highest Power. Zabaleta na captain of West Ham wen Noble neva die, Alves captain 4 wich planet, De jong captain? E too early 2 dey drunk na

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by helinues: 1:32pm On Mar 18, 2020
Fragility6:

Jesu!!! Diz one say Balotelli na captain of e club. Ignorance of the highest Power. Zabaleta na captain of West Ham wen Nolan neva die, Alves captain 4 wich planet, De jong captain? E too early 2 dey drunk na

All what you wrote above, how does that even correlate with what you quote.

Tell me, what are you drinking currently?

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Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by wonuks(m): 1:46pm On Mar 18, 2020
angry
Re: Coronavirus: Mikel Obi's Contract With Trabzonspor Club Terminated by Finnese001: 1:48pm On Mar 18, 2020
undecided


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