Nigeria football journalists and fans have heaped praises on Victor Osimhen for supporting the ongoing “End Police Brutality” campaign in Nigeria.
The #EndSARS is a movement calling for the banning of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a controversial division known for police oppression in Nigeria.
The campaign has gained the attention of the world with many sports and music stars showing support for the movement on social media.
Osimhen however becomes the latest superstar to back the campaign, when he held up a shirt saying “End Police Brutality In Nigeria ” after scoring his first goal for Napoli, against Atalanta on Saturday.
Football writers in Nigeria later took to their respective social media handle to salute the 21-year-old for his courage and patriotism.
See their reactions below:
Respected journalist, Godwin Enakhena said: Here is how Osimhen celebrated after his goal a few minutes ago #EndPoliceBrutality.
Sulaimon Pooja: Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen scored his first goal for this new club, Napoli & raised this shirt up with #EndPoliceBrutality to send a message home from Italy.
Clearly, he’s the greatest striker ever in Nigeria history. #EndSARS.
Hassan Ruth Odunayo wrote: Osimhen scored his first goal for Napoli and also supported the #EndSARS. This is our own GOAT, maximum respect✊ ”
Aluko Ibukunoluwa also wrote:” Proud of you Victor Osimehn. Na real man you be bro, The Message is loud and clear.”
Opeyemi Imoru: Scored his first goal for @en_sscnapoli and showed his support for Nigeria na player wey protest be world best omo ire bi custard”.
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