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.
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