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Iheanacho, Ndidi Receives Backlash After Celebrating FA Cup Victory With Nigerian Flag
Leicester City and Nigeria Super Eagles front line players, Kelechi Promise Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi have received a backlash after celebrating the FA cup victory with the Nigerian flag.
Iheanocho had on Saturday participated in the defeat of their FA cup rival, Chelsea FC in a difficult Ninety minutes challenge escaping with a 1:0.
The international forwarder, during the celebration, was spotted with a Nigerian flag inscribed ‘Senior Man Kelz’ peered alongside his teammate and Igbo brother, Ndidi.
The display has since then sparked controversy among Nigerians expressing displeasure on why both players would celebrate their country regarding biting suffering, anguish, and pains people are passing through.
Recall Nigeria is currently battling with insecurity across the country, both price increment of food items, poverty, and unemployment at increase and the government at the center is doing little or nothing save the masses. The president yet to hold a media address and is barely seen in public.
IPOB leader who expressed on Sunday picked on Iheanacho, compared him to his Spain counterpart, Gerard Pique, who he (Nnamdi Kanu) said has won a world cup, achieved over hundred of caps for his country yet never turned back against Catalonia on their quest for freedom.
He noted that Pique had always shown open support for Catalan agitation, unlike the dual strikers, Ndidi and his brother Iheanacho happily waving and displaying “Zoo Flag” described it as shame.
He added that the gestures indicate the difference between black man (referring to Africans) and their white counterparts.
In his words, as culled from the tweet: “Gerard Pique is a World Cup winner with over 103 caps for Spain.
He never turned his back against Catalonia’s 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”