Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo despatched a passionate message asking for the UK authorities to intervene amid political unrest in Nigeria.
Ighalo was an unused substitute in United’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
After the match, the ahead took to the Parc des Princes pitch to document an emotional video, by which he labelled the Nigerian authorities “killers” following experiences plenty of individuals have been shot in Lekki, a suburb of Lagos, throughout a protest in opposition to police brutality on Tuesday.
“I’m not the form of man who talks about politics, however I can’t hold quiet anymore for what’s going on again house in Nigeria,” Ighalo mentioned in a video shared on his Twitter account. “I might say the Nigerian authorities are a disgrace to the world for killing your individual residents, sending the army to kill unarmed protesters as a result of they’re protesting for their very own rights? It’s uncalled for.
“As we speak, the 20th of October 2020, you individuals might be remembered in historical past as the primary authorities to ship the army to town to start out killing your individual residents. I’m ashamed of this authorities, we’re bored with you guys and we are able to’t take this anymore.
“I’m calling the UK authorities and all of the leaders on the planet to see what’s going on in Nigeria and assist the poor residents. The federal government are killing their very own residents.
“We’re calling you guys within the United Nations to see to this matter. I need to inform my brothers and sisters again house to stay protected, be indoor and please don’t come out as a result of the federal government are killers and they’re going to hold killing if the world doesn’t discuss this. God bless you all and stay protected. One Nigeria, we transfer!”