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Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi only joined Trabzonspor as a free agent last summer but has now cancelled his contract with the Turkish club after blasting the Turkish FA for being insensitive to the players’ plight.
The 32-year-old criticised the Turkish football authorities over their failure to suspend the Turkish league despite the spread of coronavirus.
Mikel will now give up his remaining wages in order to become a free agent and will also give up the league title despite having played a huge role to help his club to the top of the table.
Mikel took to social media to appreciate the fans and the entire team for the work they have put in as he bade them farewell.
“I would like to thank all the fans for their support. I also want to say thanks to all my teammates, technical crew, medical team and kit men for all we’ve achieved this season so far,” Mikel wrote on Instagram. “Wish you guys best of luck in winning the league.
“It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make, but in current situation we all need take care of our families, spend time with them and protect them.”
Mikel made a total of 24 appearances in all competitions for Trabzonspor.