Former Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, is being dragged on social media for posting a fake quote about him on Instagram.
The former Eagles skipper posted a quote credited to Portuguese and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ midfielder, Ruben Neves which read:
“At Porto all midfielders were given DVDs of Mikel to take home and study every day.
“We used to call him the ‘professor of football.”
Mikel, who believed Neves actually made the comment about him, posted the graphic on his verified IG page @mikel_john_obi on Friday morning and captioned:
“I am honoured.”
Well, fans have taken to the comment section of the post and other social media platform to troll Mikel over the post.
Many wondered how he could have fallen for the hoax, stressing the pedigree of a club like FC Porto while reminding him of his rather shy persona during his top days at Chelsea.
See a screenshot of the post below…
A fan wrote on the post:
“Loool editing 😂😂 it’s Messi words praising Paul scholes. Please delete it.”
Another fan wrote:
“John obi Mikel posted this on his Instagram… with the caption ‘I am honoured’ Does someone want to tell him?”
Check out other reactions from the post.
Can't believe Mikel actually fell for that fake quote about him & posted it on Instagram. The icing on the cake would be Ruben Neves commenting on the post & saying it's bs loool
— َ (@J5Edition) September 6, 2019
🤣🤣🤣 How can someone believe this shit ?
FC PORTO 2xCHAMPIONS LEAGUE winner, with so many of legendary players. WTF? U really think they would show videos of Obi Mikel?🤦♂️ https://t.co/MGyfTwBJzI
— Zapatini L'Avvocato (@jgrilo777) September 6, 2019
Which Mikel? Arteta or Obi?
If na Arteta, he couldn't break into Spanish national team and if it's Obi, that one na sleeping midfielder with boring YouTube videos… You can only talk about him in his U-20 days… pic.twitter.com/bXht77rnUY
— Eze Gburu Gburu 1™© (@Prof_aboki) September 6, 2019
Someone made a fake quote of Ruben Neves talking about John Obi Mikel and he's posted it on his Instagram 😭😂😭 pic.twitter.com/11ryMWNOxb
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) September 6, 2019
— Spurs Cobby (@Jacob14Cobson) September 6, 2019