Middlesbrough fans celebrate Mikel Obi as ‘Rolls Royce’ and ‘African Zidane’

Feb 18, 2019 |

Middlesbrough fans are drooling over Mikel Obi since his transfer to the English Championship side so much so they have nicknamed him a Rolls Royce, Britain’s state-of-the-art car while some have called him ‘African Zidane’

Mikel joined ‘Boro on a free after he parted ways with Chinese club Tainjin Teda.

His new club won 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers yesterday with the Nigerian footballer playing in the heart of the midfield for the entire duration.

This has sparked off a flurry of praise from appreciative ‘Boro fans, see tweets below:

James @jamesstate09 said on Twitter: “John Obi Mikel is better than Messi”, while LeeWharfe simply said: “John Obi Mikel is like a Rolls Royce. Absolutely too good for this league.”

One of boro’s fans, @macaulayr1 tweeted: “Name a better championship player than Mikel.”

Another fan @dyljohnson95 declared:“John Obi Mikel is a different class.”

“I declare thee king John Obi Mikel,” Daniel Killington added.

“John Obi Mikel playing CM for Boro is a thing of beauty. What an absolute player,” further raved James Marriott @jjamesmarriott

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