John Obi Mikel, Trabzonspor player says he does “not feel comfortable” playing following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The former Chelsea player also called on authorities in Turkey to cancel the rest of the season.
La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, MLS, Eredivisie and the Premier League have all postpone matches amid fears of coronavirus.
The Turkish Super Lig unlike other leagues hasn’t made any decision to postpone matches as games due for the weekend are still scheduled to hold.
Trabzonspor set to face fellow title hopefuls Istanbul Basaksehir on Sunday
He wrote via social media thus:
“There is more to life than football.
“I do not feel comfortable and don’t want to play football in this situation.
“Everyone should be home with their families and loved ones in this critical time.
“Season should be cancelled as the world is facing such turbulent times.”
Mikel’s message has garnered support from fellow members of the professional football ranks.