Shame on you plastics! In John Obi Mikel, I trust!

Chelsea Football Club is the symbol of this quote: “When we’re good no one remembers, when we’re bad no one forgets”. If we ourselves can’t adhere to such a policy, then can you call yourself a supporter?

I felt sick inside when I heard that our own fans had forced Mikel into deactivating his twitter account due to racist abuses. Those same fans somehow forgot that he was our man of the match in Munich over Drogba; along with Meireles stopped Messi from strutting his stuff in Camp Nou and over the years been fantastic and instrumental in our success. All because of one wrong kick of the ball.

Pundits and critics believed we had some of the best fans out there and I repeat SOME. The way we stood by John Terry, even after he missed the penalty in Moscow, even after he got a red card against Barcelona and almost gave away the Champions League trophy, despite all his scandals we sing There is only one England Captain. Why? Well, fellow fans, that’s because that is the Chelsea way of living life.

We believed in El Nino and he has been repaying our faith. In an interview, he said that the fans were singing his name even when he was on the bench. He missed a sitter against Manchester United and we still supported him. He went over 24 hours without scoring , but we still wore his jersey with pride.
So why not the same for Mikel? Is he different than the others? Is it just because, to the naked eye, the role of a defensive midfielder is useless?

Think of it this way. Under Ancelotti, we would not have done the double without him. He was one of the most integral parts of the squad that etched their name in the books of history. I plead to you, to think about the moments where he broke attack after attack for us and brought the ball forward.
We see Lampard score from distance and make defense splitting passes to Drogba. Roll back a few passes, and you can see Mikel breaking up a play initiated by our opponents.

What has happened is just pathetic. Our standards were already low against the rival fans, but now even under the eyes of the critics it has reached an all time low.


People are quick to forget what the three players have done for us. Back in the day, Kalou was a super sub, who when he came on, was an instant threat for the opposition. Malouda scored against Tottenham and QPR, despite being a substitute. Kalou  has decided its time to part ways and I always wish him the best, but if you dare every say that he was useless and did nothing, I want you to leave the club I adore.

The same goes for Malouda. Under Ancelotti, he played his best football, scoring important goals along with Drogba, that will forever be in my memory. He is bound to leave and I can only wish him the best. I sincerely plead you not to abuse them in any way. If you have become a Chelsea fan recently, then do try to find out what they have done for us.

Coming back to the case of Mikel. I criticise him for what he did, but I equally criticize John Terry for not properly initiating an offside trap, I equally criticize Frank Lampard for not pushing forward and giving Mikel more chances to pass and I equally criticize Petr Cech for not closing his legs when the shot was taken.

It’s easy to forget something good that a player has done for the club in a split second. That is what happened yesterday but in no way should we abuse our players. Mikel is a human, just like Terry, Torres, Lampard and Cech are humans and mistakes can happen at any given time.

With everything said and done, I plead you to stop the abuse and if you are going to criticize, criticize everyone responsible for the incident, not the person who can easily be picked on.

To all the plastic fans and gloryhunters who are apparenlty fangirls of my club, remember this. “If you can’t support us when we lose or draw, don’t support us when we win” – Bill Shankly
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18 Comments
  1. Anonymous says

    What u said its the right to say, thank u to remind me that real Chelsea fan out there

    1. Libby says

      That inghtis’s perfect for what I need. Thanks!

  2. Sherry Philips says

    Thanks for the feedback ! Some of them really need to get their head straight.

  3. blaise nzambiman says

    well said!!when Essien was injured,who was there?when Frank messes who is there?Mikel mistakes like any other player but he is a top level player,and he is far from being the worst in our squad,let just support our club and our players,no matter how!!!they are oursmwe are theirs!!!!

  4. Anonymous says

    Sherry Philips, I thank you very much for this heart-touching article, but do you people (ChelseaFc360) not have control over what you post on this prestigious blog.
    Ervin, or whatever his/her name is, just insulted Mikel on his recent article.
    My heart just broke to shreds. How can he forget Munich all of the sudden?
    Thanks again.
    To all those baboon glory hunters writers and plastics fans, please leave Chelsea FC and go kiss the nearest dam.
    Kenechi-Lagos, Nigeria.

  5. Sherry Philips says

    I'm sorry for that ! Ervin is a writer himself and he had his own views, while this was mine. I'm sure he had a reason for that and he should have a valid reason for it.

    Thanks for the great feedback !

  6. Zane-South African Chelsea Supporter says

    Lol I've been a supporter of Chelsea football club since 2003. I was only 14 then. Some friends of my friends also supported Chelsea but later changed to Barca. Glory hunters at best I say to them often. In a post that same night after the Juventus game,I said we actually played well against a midfield packed formation with our 4-3-3. After that I only read negatives about some players and even RDM. My question is. Why do some supporters look only for the mistakes? Shouldn't Oscar's brace overshadow the mistakes? In my opinion,we played extremely well against Juventus because we don't have the midfield quality they possess. We don't have an out an out deep laying playmaker (Pirlo) and the certainly don't have a destroyer (Vidal) after Meireles left but we somehow dominated that area of the pitch. I urge people to think out of the box and learn more about football.

  7. Sherry Philips says

    Exactly. Good point Zane !

  8. Zane says

    Thank you Meisie 🙂

  9. Respect.Mikel says

    what to do? nowadays, every club has a bunch of idiots. for Chelsea, it's those faggots who can't even have faith in their own players. worst of all, abusing and criticizing them…

  10. Respect.Mikel says

    people who insult Mikel, and want Mikel to get benched/sold, obviously don't know bout Chelsea's best players. he had quite a brilliant passing rate before the mistake and made plenty of interceptions, was not bad at all. the same guy that was literally doing a 2 men's job in the holding midfield area because Lampard was under-performing like mad. so if u people want to insult 1 of the best holding midfield buzz off and support another club !

  11. Anonymous says

    Mikel obi..lolz…I hv to pity him…but dis guy is nt a hardworkin player..sorry to say dat guys

  12. ankit biswas says

    Noone doubts mikel's work ethic or dedication but the fact remains that he makes very fatal mistakes at crucial times…and for a team like chelsea against whom teams are at their full strengths we cannot keep trusting in only mikel…either a more energetic faster player should be provided with mikel instead of lampard to support him or he should be changed for another better DMF…//just an opinion,,no offense,,no plasticity…//love chelsea…

  13. ankit biswas says

    And yes i agree tht abusing him on hisvtwitter account was very wrong…dont expect chelsea fans showing such hooliganism…

  14. Anonymous says

    Ankit bis was please think about this: has Mikel made more fatal mistakes than JT? Yet JT is nothing but a Club legend. The truth is 'you never know the value of what you have till you loose it'. Believe it or not, Mikel is a talented footballer with technical qualities. Please go watch Netherlands 05 U20 world cup, when he was rated as the 2nd best player of the tournament behind the great Lionel Messi.(was an attacking midfielder then). Yes like any other player he makes mistakes but he has also been terrific too. Please just be fair.

  15. Anonymous says

    How will Drogba feel if he learns of this? Shame on those white folks who launched racist abuses at MIKEL!!!!!!

  16. Selina says

    wow your text is reeeeeally good! I absolutely agree with you and that could be exactly my words. thanks for posting it. it shows me that there are more people out there who are true fans and who care about more than only the trophies and the winnings!

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