Footballers across the world have joined and shown their support for the #EndSARS campaign happening in Nigeria.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Antonio Rudiger, as well as former African Footballer of the Year Frederic Kanoute, have lent their voices to the protest against police brutality in Nigeria.
Super Eagles players Leon Balogun, Shehu Abdulahi, and John Ogu also joined the protest against extortion and brutality by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
“The reasons for the #EndSARSProtests have just come to my attention via very disturbing images and tweets. It is never good when those charged with protecting the citizens are now terrorizing, extorting, or even killing the same citizens. I support #EndSarsProtests #EndSars.” Leon Balogun tweeted.
Plateau United striker, Sunday Adetunji also tweeted,” Footballers are not criminals because of hairstyles. A lot of @LMCNPFL players have been harassed by the police. Our Youth can’t live freely anymore, we live with the fear of gunshots. Kudos to everyone that came out for the protest.” #EndSARSImmediately #EndSarsProtests.”
The likes of Alex Iwobi, William Troost-Ejong, Moses Simon, and Kelechi Iheanacho also took to social media to co-sign the campaign.
— Odion Jude Ighalo (@ighalojude) October 9, 2020
#EndSARS for the safety of Nigerians… we are scared to visit home because the people who are meant to protect us are killing us. Looking good with dreads is not a crime..
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) October 10, 2020
— Alexander Iwobi (@alexiwobi) October 9, 2020
By: Dammy Eneli
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