Super Eagles midfielder, Alexander Iwobi has finally taken to Instagram to react following the elimination of the Super Eagles from the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon on Sunday 23rd January 2022.
Iwobi who was sent off against Tunisia after being on the pitch for less than 10 minutes received a barrage of online abuse, with fans blaming him for the defeat. He proceeded to deactivate his Instagram in the aftermath of the vitriol directed at him.
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The Everton midfielder finally broke his silence on Tuesday, 25th January, 2022 in an Instagram post
Although he offered no apology for his sending off, Iwobi said, “Moments Of Joy Can Quickly Turn Into Pain And Anguish. As Much As It’s A Part Of Football, We Came For More. Our Fans Who Shared These Moments With Us Both In Cameroon And Across The World Deserved More!
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“The Beauty Of The Game Is The Next Moment Of Jubilation Is Never Too Far Round The Corner. We Will Be Back To Fight For Our Nation, Stronger.
“We Owe It To You, And I Owe It To Myself. Thank You For All The Words Of Support & Encouragement – It Doesn’t Go Unnoticed 🦅.”