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IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu slam Iheanacho, Ndidi for celebrating with Nigeria flag


Leicester City’s Wifred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho celebrating FA Cup victory over Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday…

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has attacked Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi for celebrating with the Nigerian flag after Leicester City defeated Chelsea to win the FA Cup on Saturday night.


Iheanacho led the celebrations with the Nigerian flag while his compatriot Wilfred Ndidi also joined in wrapping the flag around themselves.

Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans score the lone goal to give Leicester City the trophy for the first time in their history with victory over Chelsea at Wembley.

The Belgian settled a closely contested encounter with a spectacular right-foot drive that flew beyond Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga into the top corner from 25 yards in the 63rd minute.

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers and the players led the trophy celebrations with 21,000 supporters in attendance.


Iheanacho and Ndidi’s celebration with the Nigerian flag elicited cheering reactions from Nigerians across social media platforms.

However, Nnamdi Kanu criticised Iheanacho and Ndidi who hailed from southeast Nigeria for celebrating with the Nigerian flag.

The IPOB leader described their actions as shameful and told them to emulate Spanish defender Gerard Pique who always support calls for Catalonia’s secession from Spain.

“Gerard Pique is a World Cup winner with over 103 caps for Spain. He never turned his back against Catalonia freedom,” Kanu tweeted. “Severally, he has shown open support for Catalan freedom.

“But our Iheanacho & Ndidi with #Zoo flag? Shame!

“Difference btw White man & his Black counterparts.”


Kanu’s criticism was greeted with mixed reactions from Nigerians on Twitter.

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