Manchester United star player Marcus Rashford has joined millions of Nigerians in the #EndSars protest. The attacker who recently won an award for his support to help in the provision of food for people during the lockdown. Marcus Rushford took to his Twitter handle and tweeted #EndSars to show his support for the people of Nigeria.
The Manchester United star is not the only player who has supported the movement, Chelsea two British Nigerians who plays for Chelsea also twitted on their Twitter handles saying #EndSars. apart from the three players, Arsenal and German midfielder Mesut Ozil have also twitted the #EndSars trend.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil, Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, 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. Former Manchester United skipper Rio Ferdinand also twitted saying “Another day of traumatic scenes in Nigeria, sending my love to everyone affected.”
Mesut Ozil wrote on his twitter handle saying: “Horrible to hear what’s been going on in Nigeria, let’s make this a trending topic everywhere. My thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected.” Also, Chelsea and Germany defender Antonia Rudiger also said: “Police brutality in Nigeria needs attention, you do that to your own people, it is so sad what is going on there. This has to stop.”
Earlier this year some members of the Special Anti-robbery Squad SARS killed a footballer who is a captain to Earlier this year some members of the Special Anti-robbery Squad SARS killed a footballer Tiamiyu Kazeem, who was the vice-captain of Remo Stars, a club in the Nigerian second division.