Mikel Obi racially abused after Trabzonspor win over Fenerbahce
Former Nigeria Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi was racially abused at the weekend after Trabzonspor win over Fenerbahce on Saturday.
The Nigeria international, 32, was targeted on social media after a 2-1 victory that moved Trabzonspor above their opponents into third place.
Trabzonspor said they have filed “criminal complaints” against those responsible for the abuse.
“Racism is a shelter for [the] helpless and ignorant,” Trabzonspor said in a statement on Twitter.
Mikel’s Trabzonspor team-mate Joao Pereira said it was “sad and unacceptable”.
“Football is much bigger than the little people behind these unfortunate acts,” Pereira said in a tweet.
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