Nigerian players have thrown their weight behind the #EndSARProtests, demanding an end to brutality, extra-judicial killings and extortion by officials of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, Leon Balogun; Moses Simon; Henry Onyekuru, Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, Shehu Abdullahi; John Ogu; and Henry Onyekuru, took to their Twitter handles, on Friday and Saturday, backing calls to #EndSARS.
“#EndSARS for the safety of Nigerians,” Ndidi tweeted. “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.”
“#EndSARS #EndSarsNow,” Wright, 56, who scored 185 goals in 288 appearances for Arsenal, tweeted alongside a love emoji and a Nigerian flag.
Italian side, AS Roma, tweeted on their Pidgin English handle in solidarity with their Nigerian fans.
Chelsea stars, Fikayo Tomori and Tammy were not left out in amplifying the #EndSARS protest, taking to their handles to canvass for an end to brutality from the police.
Below are the tweets from Nigerian players, and others in the football circle: