‘Suspending Football Will Lead To Divorces’ – Trabzonspor President

Turkey's Super Lig has turned a blind eye to the trend worldwide by continuing despite the rapid spread of the deadly Covid-19 virus.

Former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel left Trabzonspor by mutual consent on Tuesday, voicing his dismay that they are continuing to play matches despite the new health risks.

But Trabzonspor president Ahmet Agaoglu has claimed suspending football in Turkey would lead to widespread marital breakdowns.

Agaoglu said: “Football is the one thing in Turkey that allows people to get rid of their stress, to entertain themselves and to occupy their minds.

“If they suspend the league for a long time, in a month from now there won't be enough judges to rule on all the divorce cases.

“We are the leaders right now. Trabzonspor should be declared champions.”

The Turkish FA has ordered matches to be played behind closed doors until April.

However many in the Middle Eastern nation believe they should have fallen into line with most other countries.

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At least 98 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Turkey, with one death reported so far in the country of 83 million people.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.