Who knew that John Obi Mikel was a comedian, as well as a professional footballer?
There are some who take to social media like a duck to water. Patrice Evra is one of the best footballers to follow on Instagram and Mikel, who opened his Twitter account on August 4, has quickly become someone who’s tweets you won’t scroll past.
The Chelsea midfielder caused a chuckle when Paul Pogba signed for Manchester United by posting a video of his cheeky nutmeg on the 23-year-old during a match between Nigeria and France.
That tweet received more than 50,000 retweets and close to 50,000 likes. And we expect his latest gag to get close to that number.
Chelsea announced the signing of David Luiz yesterday in what was the most unexpected signing of the summer.
The Brazilian received a welcome from Mikel on Twitter, as is the done thing in football these days. But it wasn’t the generic, “welcome, can’t wait to play with you,” message that players usually send.
Instead, the Chelsea stalwart used his opportunity to greet Luiz to troll another teammate, Diego Costa.
“Welcome home @DavidLuiz_4! Remember to be nice to Diego,” was the message, along with a picture of the trio during a Chelsea match against Atletico Madrid.
This was when Costa was still playing for Atleti. Mikel used a picture of the Spaniard looking crestfallen, presumably having just missed an opportunity to score.
Mikel will have some explaining to do when Chelsea’s players return from international duty.
Luiz and Costa have some previous, the pair scrapping during both legs of Chelsea’s Champions League clash against the French champions last season.
If you thought the feisty duo’s tempestuous relationship could manifest itself at Chelsea, however, think again.
For all of their scraps, Luiz describes the Chelsea forward as just “a big friend”.
“Diego is a great player and his style of play is to play with contact, to speak, to intimidate,” the defender added, per the Mirror. “He tries to get defenders yellow cards.
“For all the match, he is bang, bang, bang. He can hit you on the head during the match and then after the match come and embrace you.”