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Former Super Eagles captain and Trabzonspor mid- fielder, John Obi Mikel, is reported to have refused to feature in a league match, because he refused to enter the pitch, reports Mudo Deportivo

According to reports, before the game, the former Super Eagles skipper expressed concern over the match being allowed to go on, amid the coronavirus  pandemic sweeping the globe.

“There is more to life than football. I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation,” he wrote.

Before last weekend’s match, Mikel Obi started 12 of the last 13 league fixtures for Trabzonspor.

His manager, Huseyin Cimsir, speaking at a press conference after the Istanbul Basaksehir draw, stated that he respects the player’s decision.

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