Former Chelsea star terminates contract over coronavirus fears by mutual consent. The midfielder has given up the remainder of his wages.
The world has been gripped by the fear of coronavirus. Several sporting events around the globe have decided to bring the game to a halt. Top football leagues such as the Premier League and the La Liga have suspended their campaigns in a bid to combat the pandemic.
The UEFA have also decided to postpone their Premier national tournament, EURO 2020 by a year. However, the Turkish league is yet to call time on their games. In fact, the league is still being played; albeit, behind closed doors. A former Chelsea player has now come hard on the Turkish FA by terminating his contract with his club.
Former Chelsea star terminates contract over coronavirus fears
John Obi Mikel has parted ways with Turkish club Trabzonspor following the Coronavirus outbreak. The Nigerian stated that he did not feel comfortable to play during the Pandemic. The most remarkable part of this decision is the fact that Trabzonspor are currently top of the table and are on the verge of fairy tale title triumph. Yet the key man behind the run is desperate not to play anymore.
The Turkish government has announced that all top-flight football fixtures in the country will continue without supporters until the end of April, despite other domestic seasons across Europe coming to a halt. The 32-year old announced his decision on Social media where he courageously called out the Turkish FA on their decision to continue playing. He wrote:
“There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation. Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones at this critical time. Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.”
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