Some top Nigerian footballers have joined people from around the world to condemn racism following the recent killing of an African-American, George Floyd, in Minneapolis, USA, The PUNCH reports.


According to a story earlier published by the Punch,, Mikel Obi, Semi Ajayi, Bryan Idowu, Ramon Azeez and Emmanuel Emenike were among the Nigerians who joined the ‘Blackout Tuesday’ trend on social media to condemn the nefarious act.


“Until the colour of one’s skin is of no more significance than the colour of one’s eyes, we must continue to speak up against racism and the mistreatment of black people across the world.

“Only through unity and solidarity can we achieve equality and we must not stop until we have done so #BlackOutTuesday,” West Brom defender, Semi Ajayi, said on Instagram.

“Black lives matter. #blackoutteusday,” Azeez wrote.

“Emenike also wrote on Instagram, “It’s a black Tuesday black lives matter and say no to rape.”

Mikel and Idowu both used the hashtag #blackoutteusday just as the Eagles assistant coach, Joseph Yobo.


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