Football stars react to the cyberbullying of Alex Iwobi
Football stars have taken to social media to react to the ongoing cyberbullying of Fulham and Nigeria midfielder, Alex Iwobi following the defeat of Nigeria at AFCON 2023.
Following the unwarranted and terrible cyberbullying of Alex Iwobi, football stars and also athletes as well as the African Football Body (CAF) have all taken to social media to show support for the footballer who deleted all his posts on his Instagram account on Monday, February 12, 2024.
Alex Iwobi was targeted by questionable figures under the guise of fans who thought of him as the reason for the 2023 AFCON finals loss.
This has sparked a social media frenzy as many have gathered around to show their support for Alex Iwobi.
Victor Osimhen reacts to the cyberbullying of Alex Iwobi
Napoli star Victor Osimhen took to his social media platform on Monday, February 12, 2024, to show his support for his teammate and friend Alex Iwobi who had been subjected to online bullying by trolls following the defeat of Nigeria in the finals of AFCON 2023.
Victor Osimhen like his other teammates shared a picture of himself with Alex Iwobi in a warm embrace with the caption that read, "We win together, we lose together, we are one and some fans should do better."
Ahmed Musa shows his support for Alex Iwobi
Super Eagles of Nigeria's captain Ahmed Musa was the first person to share a post in solidarity for Alex Iwobi following the ongoing bullying on social media where he questioned the decision of certain individuals who took to the Fulham midfielder's comment section to hurl insults at him following the 2023 AFCON competition.
His post on social media indicated that the gestures of the individuals defeat the purpose of unity and solidity that should exist in the team and also with fans. His post on social media read, "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."
William Troost-Ekong reacts to the cyber-bullying of Alex Iwobi
William Troost-Ekong has also shown his support for Alex Iwobi following the recent incident of online bullying by football fans on social media following Nigeria's AFCON 2023 final defeat at the hand of Ivory Coast.
William Troost-Ekong who showed his appreciation after being crowned the player of the tournament, took to his social media platform to reveal that he and the entire team are behind Iwobi.
Leon Balogun reacts to the bullying of Alex Iwobi
Rangers defender and Nigerian international Leon Balogun has also called out everyone who had engaged in the cyber-bullying of the Fulham midfielder Alex Iwobi indicating that if this is the kind of support fans say they offer to footballers, they as football stars don't need such support.
His post on social media read, "This is the same player you expect to give his all and win- for you and the whole nation! And he did! Yet you neither acknowledge his efforts nor the fact that HE just lost a final with the team. If this is your support then it’s not needed - respectfully!"
This is the same player you expect to give his all and win- for you and the whole nation! And he did! Yet you neither acknowledge his efforts nor the fact that HE just lost a final with the team. If this is your support then it’s not needed - respectfully! https://t.co/pPQGAKQJoZ— Leon Aderemi Balogun (@LeonBalogun) February 12, 2024
Wilfred Ndidi calls out fans over Alex Iwobi cyber-bullying incident
Wilfred Ndidi has also called out everyone involved in the cyber-bullying of Alex Iwobi after the AFCON 2023 finals, the Leicester City and Nigeria midfielder advice people to also understand that football stars are also people with feelings and as such should be respected and treated as such.
Other stars such as Ademola Lookman, Samuel Chukwueze, Ola Aina, Calvin Bassey and many more all took to their social media platforms to also show their support for Alex Iwobi as well.