Nigerian comedian and actor, AY Makun, has made a public plea to critics of Super Eagles’ star, Alex Iwobi, emphasizing the harmful effects of cyberbullying. Iwobi felt compelled to deactivate his Instagram account due to persistent criticism from Nigerians. In response, AY Makun posted images showcasing Iwobi’s contributions to the Super Eagles’ qualification for the African Cup of Nations, highlighting the negative impacts of cyberbullying. He expressed dismay over the mistreatment of Iwobi by Nigerians and questioned why other Nigerian international stars might hesitate to represent their nation. Makun urged Nigerians to refrain from criticizing the footballer and instead show him love and support.
AY Makun’s lengthy appeal to Nigerians on behalf of Alex Iwobi
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.”