Nigerians have condemned the destruction of facilities at the newly refurbished Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday following the invasion of the pitch by some angry Nigerian fans.
Bibian Anekwe News reports that the angry fans thronged the pitch and vandalised stadium facilities in protest of the Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
However, following the final whistle, a crowd of irate fans stormed the pitch, took over the bench, and smashed its glasses in anger.
The angry fans also destroyed other facilities in the 60,000 capacity stadium which was renovated in August 2020 by the Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote.
Despite attempts by security operatives to forestall the breakdown of law and order, the angry mob overran the barricade in the stadium.
Reacting to the destruction, some Nigerians on Twitter condemned the vandalisation that occurred in the stadium and described the fans’ action as disgraceful and a show of shame.
See some of the reactions below:
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