Racists target Mikel on Twitter

Sep 22, 2012, 08:49 IST | AFP

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was forced to close his Twitter account yesterday after suffering a barrage of racist abuse prompted by his mistake against Juventus.

The Nigerian removed his profile less than 24 hours after his blunder contributed to Juventus’ late equaliser as Chelsea were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Chelsea originally insisted it was coincidental that Mikel had decided to delete the ‘Mikel12Official’ account. But the European champions later admitted they had informed the police after being made aware of the unacceptable nature of the abuse Mikel had endured.

John Obi Mikel
John Obi Mikel

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