Kayserispor midfielder Bernard Mensah led a player revolt, leading to the suspension of this weekend's match against giants Fenerbahçe due to the deadly Coronavirus, GHANAsoccernet.com can report.
The 25-year-old led his teammates to boycott the match originally scheduled for this weekend.
Turkey's youth and sports minister Mehmet Kasapoglu announced the suspension of sporting events in the country on Thursday amid the scare of the rampaging virus.
Turkey has so far reported 191 positive virus cases with two deaths.
Footballers in the country, especially foreign nationals are desperate to run for cover as the epidemic continues to wreck havoc globally.
Kayserispor president Berna Gözba?? confirmed these developments, "Some of our footballers do not want to play, let's see how we can convince." Please stop the league. ”
“The government has told the population to stay at home,” says Diego Angelo. What are we footballers? Aren't we part of the population? We are human beings, we do not want to play football for now. Life and health are more important than anything. Please don't forget that we have our family! We are not robots to satisfy your entertainment. We are also people. Please stop the league."
Bernard Mensah replied, "Life is the most important thing in the world. The disease is a serious thing. They still insist on going. Do they really care about us?"