Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode (FFK) has reacted to the viral video of a Nigerian man who verbally assaulted the Super Falcons players in Vienna, Austria.
The angry bird of a man who boarded the same public bus as the players, accused them of representing a “terrorist country which kills and kidnaps its citizens”.
The Nigerian man said that the women football team should be ashamed of themselves for being a part of and representing Nigeria.
To this act, FFK reacted via Instagram, asking why the players will even board a public bus in the first place in a foreign country, and why the players did not have bodyguards and some security measures in place.
FFK further wrote that no matter how anyone feels about Buhari or Nigeria, it wasn’t right for the national women football team to be subjected to such verbal assault.
“The first question is why do our Female National Football Team
have to travel by public transport in a foreign country? Can’t they rent a private bus?
“Secondly why do they not have bodyguards and some security given the fact that they are women in a foreign land and that they are representing our nation.
“Next is an assertion: no matter how anyone feels about Buhari or Nigeria I think it is despicable for the man to attack and subject our players to such a vicious verbal assault and to insult our country. If he were a foreigner and not a Nigerian he would have been rightly accused of being a racist. He is nothing but a grubby little foul-mouthed and rude self-hating Uncle Tom.
“He is what Malcom X called a “house-nig*er”. I despise such people. If things are bad at home does that mean every Nigerian must be insulted? Does this animal have no self-respect or sense of patriotism or decency? Things may be tough in our country and we may be going through hard times but no-one has the right to insult, humiliate, threaten, talk down to and treat our people with contempt and disdain. Not even a fellow Nigerian that is stuck abroad! The man deserves a hot and dirty Nigerian sl*p for his impudence and insolence. Pity that none of the young Nigerian men in that bus that were subjected to his foul-mouthed and self-hating rubbish didn’t give him one!”
Source: Linda Ikeji
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