Chelsea's Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel was forced to close his
Twitter account on Thursday after suffering a barrage of racist abuse
prompted by his costly mistake against Juventus.
Mikel removed his profile from the micro-blogging website less than 24
hours after his blunder contributed to Juventus's late equaliser as
Chelsea were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw in the opening match of
their Champions League defence at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Chelsea originally insisted it was coincidental that Mikel had decided
to delete the 'Mikel12Official' account he only set up earlier this
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