Stop cyberbullying Iwobi, Ahmed Musa begs Nigerians

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has appealed to Nigerians to stop bullying his teammate Alex Iwobi on social media.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Monday night, Musa said the team lost the final match against hosts Cote D’Ivoire, noting that it is unfair to single out Iwobi for blame.

Recall Iwobi, after the Super Eagles loss to Cote D’Ivoire, deleted all photos on his Instagram account after harsh criticisms were directed towards him.

Some of his teammates including Terem Moffi and William Troost-Ekong have shown solidarity to him amid the criticisms he is facing from fans.

“Dear fans, I want to please urge you to halt the cyber-bullying directed towards Alex Iwobi,” Musa wrote.

“Cyber bullying is not just a violation of decency but also a serious crime. It’s hypocritical to claim that football unites us while engaging in such behavior.

“Losing a game is undoubtedly tough, but targeting a single player for the team’s shortcomings is unfair and unjust. We win as a team, and we lose as a team. Alex gave his all on the field, just like every member of our squad.

“Instead of spreading negativity, let’s show genuine love and support to our players. They need our encouragement now more than ever. Let’s uplift each other and stand united, both in victory and defeat. Thanks.”

UNI Agric Markurdi
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