Football: Mikel shuts Twitter account

The European champions admitted they had informed the police after being made aware.


Afp September 22, 2012

LONDON: Chelsea’s Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel was forced to close his Twitter account after suffering a barrage of racist abuse prompted by his costly mistake against Juventus.

Mikel removed his profile from the website less than 24 hours after his blunder contributed to Juventus’s late equaliser as Chelsea were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw in the opening match of their Champions League defence.

The European champions admitted they had informed the police after being made aware.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 22nd, 2012.

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