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Halt the insane attack on Iwobi




It is absolutely irresponsible and certainly unacceptable to heap the blame for Super Eagles’ loss to Cote d’Ivoire on one or two players, particularly Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina.

While it is normal to rate players after major matches, it is abnormal to take such to the level of targeted insults and indeed online bullying as Iwobi has embarrassingly been experiencing.

May we not become another Colombia where a player was once fatally shot by crazy elements protesting a defeat.

There should be limit to madness and this lunatic dimension should be halted now.


Lanre Arogundade is a former student union leader and Executive Director, International Press Centre

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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