Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel has received full support from his wife after his decision to end his stint with Turkish side Trabzonspor amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On Tuesday 17th, Trabzonspor terminated Mikel's contract by mutual consent after the former Chelsea man had called out on Turkish authorities for not suspending the league due to the spread of Covid-19.
Mikel's wife Diyachenko praised his husband's courage and described the former Nigeria captain as a hero who prioritizes his family.
"You are vile, but my man is a hero. Family over everything. Good friends show their love in times of trouble, not just in times of happiness. — Euripides,” she wrote on Instagram.
"Thank you Trabzonspor fans that understand and for those who don’t, I’m sorry, but family first no matter what."
The 32-year-old made 19 league appearances for Trabzonspor before termination of his contract.