Turkish Super Lig side Trabzonspor has released a statement after parting ways with Nigerian midfielder Obi Mikel.
Trabzonspor have slammed Mikel for being selfish after his contract was terminated just after being with the club for just nine months. 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.
Since his dismissal, the midfielder has returned to England to be with his family after the chaos and has vowed in an interview with The Atlantic not to return to the club due to the management’s poor handling of his opinion to cancel the league.
"Mikel’s claim regarding our club does not reflect the truth. As Trabzonspor Club, we have taken all our precautions against Covid-19 in a short time,” a statement from Trabzonspor.
"In line with the information provided by the Ministry of Health, our club’s health committee informed our players. Facilities, fields and our stadium was disinfected. Restrictions were introduced to the facilities, including footballers’ own guests. Staff members were also told to work from home in line with the social distance understanding."
"Mikel, unfortunately, preferred to go in spite of these precautions and common sense. Mikel said he wanted to be with his family in England."