Nigeria’s national football team has been accused of double standards and hypocrisy by some fans on Twitter after it announced plans to honour the victims of the terror attack in London during its friendly match in the English capital later today.
The criticism from Nigerians came thick and fast with many of those commenting on the Super Eagles’ decision say there has been no special tribute offered for the huge numbers of victims killed in the Boko Haram insurgency.
At least eight people were killed in the north-eastern capital Maiduguri on the same day as the London attacks.
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