Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford, Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Antonio Rudiger, as well as former African Footballer of the Year Frederic Kanoute, have lent their voices to the protest against police brutality in Nigeria.
There have been ongoing protests in the West African nation over the week with citizens agitating for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
SARS officers have been accused of harassing, robbing and killing youths for no just reasons over the last few years.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 11, 2020
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) October 11, 2020
Despite his international allegiance to England, Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham who was born to a Nigerian father showed his solidarity with a broken heart emoji.
— Tammy Abraham (@tammyabraham) October 10, 2020
— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) October 10, 2020
#EndSARS now! 🇳🇬 ✊🏾
— Fred Oumar KANOUTÉ (@FredericKanoute) October 11, 2020
I have lived in naija🇳🇬 for some years and I have many friends there, so therefore considered to be my second home. The killing must stop🛑, I stand for my naija brothers and sisters ✊🏻🇳🇬.#EndPoliceBrutality#endkillings#solidarity @ojeksaikhoje @tayo_taiwo pic.twitter.com/jqeFUAfzAA
— lion 16 (@fataud1) October 10, 2020
Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has joined the Nigerians to protest against the killing of innocent youths by saying end SARS.
Another day of traumatic scenes in Nigeria 😫
Sending My Love To Everyone Affected 💚
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) October 11, 2020
— Santi Gomes (@agomes_47) October 11, 2020