The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has been left pained by the ‘some inactions’ of Leicester City’s Nigerian duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi after they clinched the FA Cup with The Foxes on Saturday night.
WUZUPNIGERIA reported that Leicester defeated Chelsea 1-0 to lift their first-ever FA CUP trophy at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. After the game, Iheanacho who prides himself as Africa’s all-time highest goal sorcerer in the FA Cup led the celebrations with the Nigerian flag; his compatriot Ndidi also joined in wrapping the flag around themselves in celebration.
Their actions, which gathered massive attention on social media, have however left the IPOB leader – who has been fighting for the actualisation of a breakaway state, Biafra – pained.
In a post on Twitter, the secessionist leader described Ndidi and Iheanacho’s show of love for the Nigerian flag as shameful. He advised them to emulate Spanish defender Gerard Pique who always support calls for Catalonia.
Nnamdi Kanu wrote on Twitter: “Gerard Pique is a World Cup winner with over 103 caps for Spain. He never turned his back against Catalonia freedom. Severally, he has shown open support for Catalan freedom,”
“But our Iheanacho & Ndidi with #Zoo flag? Shame!
“Difference btw White man & his Black counterparts.”
The statement by Nnamdi Kanu has garnered over 5,000 reactions.
Below are some of the comments on Twitter.
A Twitter user with the name K Man said: “I have to unfollow Kelechi, my leader called his name once on Radio Biafra that’s why I followed him in the firstplace, but now I have no choice but to unfollow him, even though I knew he did what he did out of ignorant, but still I have to unfollow him.”
Another Twitter user said: “Perhaps they don’t like Biafran concept, not everyone does & I think u should respect that too.”
One Twitter user with the name Stanley said: “Yesterday marks the beginning of the END of my support to these IGBO efulefus(Ndidi & Iheanacho) of Leicester City Football Club…Playing team, for displaying a terrorist NigeriaFlag of Nigeria disappointed in u.”
Another commentator, Ayokunle Adebayo said: “Everyone has his/her choice to make. They are grown-ups and they can stand for what seems right to them.”
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