Fans of Turkish club, Trabzonspor said that the exit of Mikel Obi cost the club the Super League.
Mikel resigned from the club when the league failed to stop amid COVID-19.
The league which has now been won by Istanbul Basaksehir aggravated fans who expressed their anger on social media.
“This is what happens when you bring politics to sports. We did not have enough staff depth. The substitute player could not perform. Especially the substitutes for Mikel, his departure weakened the team,” @ozylmza61 tweeted.
“Trabzonspor lost the championship due to the ego of the management. When the success came, the ego was swollen. They made two big mistakes. First was sending an experienced coach like Hikmet Karaman away, and the other was terminating Mikel’s contract,” Samet Özdemir said in his own submission.
Another fan Irfan Bayrak was not left out in condemning the club saying “The management made the dream fly away because they could not hold on to Mikel. We won most of the matches he played in and he played very well.”