Super Eagles of Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa has denounced the cyber-bullying directed by Nigerians towards his teammate, Alex Iwobi.
The top Nigerian forward frowned at the behaviour of his fellow compatriots who had been attacking the Fulham player in the aftermath of the 2-1 defeat to the Elephants of Côte d’Ivoire in the final of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations played on Sunday.
Musa explained that losing a game, especially the final, is hard on the team, stressing that targeting a single player for the team’s shortcomings is unfair and unjust.
He charged Nigerians to show genuine love and support for the Super Eagles players instead of spreading negativity.
The former Kano Pillars and Leicester City forward said in a statement on his official Facebook page, “Dear fans, I want to please urge you to halt the cyber-bullying directed towards Alex Iwobi. 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 #BIG17.”