There have been continuous demonstrations by youths in the West African country as they demand the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)
Marcus Rashford has voiced his opinion in a supportive manner against police brutality in Nigeria.
SARS officers have been accused of harassing, robbing and killing youths over the last few years.
In February, a footballer named Tiamiyu Kazzeem was murdered in Ogun State.
“My thoughts and prayers with all of those affected #EndSARS,” Rashford tweeted.
— Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) October 11, 2020
A number of other footballers have voiced their support for those in Nigeria.
#EndSARS for the safety of Nigerians… we are scared to visit home because the people who are meant to protect us are killing us. Looking good with dreads is not a crime..
— Ndidi Wilfred (@Ndidi25) October 10, 2020
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) October 11, 2020
— Tammy Abraham (@tammyabraham) October 10, 2020
— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) October 10, 2020
After watching a video of how SARS operatives harass the youths on social media, Arsenal legend Ian Wright did not hesitate to lend his voice to the public outcry.
“#EndSARS “EndSarsNow,” the 56-year-old tweeted with a Nigerian flag and a love emoji.
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) October 10, 2020
Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Duada, who won the Nigeria Professional Football League title in 2019, called for an end to the killings. He also described Nigeria as his second home.
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 United players Rio Ferdinand and Angel Gomes tweeted their support for the #EndSARS cause.
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