Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has joined other well meaning Nigerians to show solidarity to Alex Iwobi who was a victim of cyber bully following the Super Eagles defeat in the AFCON 2023.
Iwobi became a victim of cyber bully when a failed Nigeria musician turned media influencer , Tunde Ednut posted a message on his Instagram page when the midfielder was substituted in the AFCON 2023 final against Ivory Coast.
The issue resulted to Iwobi deleting all his social media pictures and according to reports , considering retiring from the Super Eagles.
However, Musa like most Nigerians who have showed solidarity to the Fulham midfielder urged Nigerians to show love to the team than pick out a particular player to blame for the Super Eagles loss.
His message read as follows;
“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”
Others who have showed solidarity to the midfielder, included his uncle, Jay Jay Okocha, the Nigeria Minister for Sports, Senator John Enoh.
Wilfred Ndidi who missed out of the tournament also posted a message to show hos support for the midfielder.