Nigerian artist, Falz, has appealed to Nigerians to cease the bullying of Super Eagles midfielder, Alex Iwobi, following criticism of his performance in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final.
After Nigeria’s 2-1 loss to Ivory Coast in the tournament final on Sunday, Iwobi faced heavy criticism from fans.
Taking to his social media handle, Falz defended Iwobi against the trolling he received from Nigerians.
He emphasized that every player who represents Nigeria in the AFCON makes sacrifices and deserves respect, regardless of the outcome of the match.
Falz expressed, “We win together, we lose together. Every single player that puts on the green white green to represent us, is making an immense sacrifice and does not deserve to be treated with this much disdain.
“We speak a lot about cyber-bullying but we are so quick to turn against our own. @alexanderiwobi Love you bro! Thank you.”
Truth Live News reports that this plea comes amidst ongoing concerns about cyber-bullying in the country.