- Nigerian comedian and actor, AY Makun, has publicly criticized Super Eagles star Alex Iwobi, highlighting the negative effects of cyberbullying.
- The Super Eagles footballer was forced to remove his Instagram account due to persistent criticism from Nigerians who harassed him.
Actor and comedian AY Makun from Nigeria has publicly pleaded with Alex Iwobi’s critics, of Super Eagles’ star, emphasizing the harmful effects of cyberbullying.
The football player for the Super Eagles was forced to remove his Instagram account as a result of persistent criticism from Nigerian fans.
AY Makun responded by posting pictures of Alex Iwobi’s contribution to the Super Eagles’ accomplishment in earning a spot in the African Cup of Nations and a description of the negative effects of cyberbullying.
He lamented the treatment of Alex Iwobi by Nigerians and asked why it was that other Nigerian international players refused to play for their country.
The comedian asked Nigerians to give the football player love instead of criticism.
The protracted plea made by AY Makun to Nigerians on Alex Iwobi’s behalf
His words: “Anyone can become a victim of cyberbullying. Malicious information posted on the Internet can spread far and wide at an instant, and it is always difficult to be deleted completely. The immediacy of the spread makes it hard for victims to defend themselves or take precautions. The harm caused by cyberbullying is always ignored by computer or mobile phone users.
It is so sad to see how you all have exhibited various forms of cyberbullying on a young man whose only crime was to come and represent his father land. Tomorrow, you all will still be wondering why the likes of Saka and others are never going to play for Nigeria?
It’s time to think beyond your personal interests and look at the negative effects of your evil actions. Let’s help promote a culture of care and respect on the Internet and prevent cyberbullying. Kindly share a ❤️ for @alexanderiwobi on this post.
NOTE: Dear Fair weather and forgetful fans. The different slides are designed to refresh your selfish memories.”