We recently mentioned that Chelsea player John Obi Mikel’s father had been kidnapped, and up until the last 48 hours, no demands for ransom money had been mentioned.

Mikel’s representatives have now confirmed that a “sizeable” (sic?) has now been demanded of Mikel, and that the family is in contact with the kidnappers.

What a terrible situation for anyone – let alone an international sports star. On one hand, he’s got his father, who is no doubt very important to him, and on the other (admittedly less important) hand, he’s got his team that he doesn’t want to let down.

Good luck to Mikel in his negotiations.

Sauce: Reuters