Nigerian footballer Alex Iwobi has faced criticism on social media following the Super Eagles’ defeat in the AFCON tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.
As the backlash continues, Asisat Oshoala, a prominent female football star, has shown her support for Iwobi, joining other footballers who have rallied around him.
In her Instagram posts, Oshoala took aim at Instagram blogger Tunde Ednut and online critic Verydarkman, who were among those leading the campaign against Iwobi.
Oshoala criticized Ednut for calling out Iwobi despite his own failures as a musician, and also condemned him for shaming women on his page.
Netizens have reacted to Oshoala’s support for Iwobi, with many expressing their agreement and admiration for her stance.
Some have commended her for confronting the criticism head-on and standing up for her male counterpart.
Meanwhile, veteran footballer JayJay Okocha has also spoken out in defense of Iwobi, emphasizing that trolling is unnecessary and urging people to treat others with kindness and respect.
This article was updated 2 weeks ago