Alex Iwobi was not spared by many Nigerians after the AFCON final loss to Côte d'Ivoire. The former Arsenal man was the target of attacks and insults on social networks. On Monday February 12, Ahmed Musa came to the defense of his young compatriot."It's hypocritical to say that soccer unites us while adopting such behavior. Losing a match is undoubtedly difficult, but singling out one player for the team's shortcomings is unfair and unjust. We win and lose as a team.Alex gave his all on the pitch, as did every other member of the team. Instead of spreading hate, let's show love and support to our players," he said on X.
The Nigerian veteran was also quick to point out that harassment is a crime. "Cyberbullying is not only a violation of decency, it's also a serious crime," he confided. Alex Iwobi also welcomed back the support of Victor Osimhen and William Troost-Ekong.