Nigerian Tremendous Eagles participant, Alexander Iwobi, has responded after going through intense criticism following Nigeria’s loss within the AFCON finals.
The distraught footballer took a drastic step by clearing his Instagram posts on Monday, February 12, 2024, initially leaving just one promotional publish for his model however finally clearing that as nicely.
Iwobi’s motion got here within the wake of relentless trolling by Nigerians who blamed him for the crew’s defeat towards Ivory Coast. Disheartened by the net harassment, Iwobi opted to wipe his Instagram feed clear, maintaining solely a solitary promotional publish and disabling feedback on his remaining publish.
Because the nephew of the enduring Nigerian footballer, Jay Jay Okocha, expectations have been excessive for Iwobi to emulate his uncle’s stellar performances. Nevertheless, his perceived subpar efficiency within the AFCON finals drew the eye of followers, resulting in widespread on-line ridicule.
The choice to purge his Instagram account elicited a flurry of reactions from followers, additional highlighting the extreme scrutiny and strain confronted by athletes within the age of social media.