Super Eagles stars have rallied support for Alex Iwobi after he was bullied online following the team’s 2-1 loss to Cote d’Ivoire in Sunday’s AFCON Final.
Iwobi was forced to delete his photos on Instagram after he received various hateful comments.
Captain Ahmed Musa asked for an end to the trolling of the Fulham midfielder.
“Dear fans, I want to please urge you to halt the cyber-bullying directed towards Alex Iwobi,” he posted on X
“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.”
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“We win together. We lose together. We are all one. Some of our fans should do better,” added Kenneth Omeruo.
“@alexiwobi, stay strong bro.. You are a baller.”