Former Chelsea and Nigeria player John Obi Mikel says he has no plans to return to Trabzonspor after walking out on the club over their handling of the coronavirus situation.

Mikel  has returned to his family in England after protesting at Turkish football’s continuation during the crisis

The former Nigeria international posted on Instagram last week, making his views clear that Turkish football should not be continuing as Covid-19 spreads.

Mikel had since had his contract at the club cancelled, and returned to his family home near his former club, Chelsea.

“They [the club] were really upset about the whole thing,” Mikel told The Athletic

“I was told to meet with the president in his office one-on-one. He asked me to take [the post] down. I told him I wasn’t going to do that.

“It’s my opinion. This is how I feel. We live in a free world. I have freedom of speech. I can express my opinion.

Goal.com