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Alex Iwobi unfazed with social media criticism after 2023 Africa Cup of Nations



Iwobi unfazed with social media criticism

By Saheed Afolabi
Nigeria creative midfielder, Alex Iwobi has revealed he’s isn’t bothered with social media criticism.
The Fulham player faced cyber bullying after the Super Eagles lost the 2023 AFCON final to host nation, Ivory Coast.
Iwobi said he adheres to coaches instructions on what to do on the pitch regardless of fans reactions. He disclosed that, he was forced to address the issue of creativity during a press conference at the AFCON.
The 27 year old stated this isn’t the first time, he’s facing such but he would rather be off the social media space than see the bullying and trolling online.
“The whole competition I didn’t see it. I remember in a press conference they said, ‘Where is the creativity?’ and I had to address the role I was given and I said I am the kind of guy who will listen to my coach and try to do the job I’m told to do,” Iwobi was quoted by Project 17 Podcast.
“It is what it is, it is not the first time, that is football. I would rather be off social media, I don’t want to see that and I don’t care.”
Iwobi was forced to delete his Instagram posts following the cyber bullying and the trolling online and even was considering quitting the national team until the intervention of the sport minister, Senator John Enoh and other Super Eagles players who stood by him.
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