Nigerian Super Falcons have been subjected to serious harassment by a tormentor who described President Muhammadu Buhari as a terrorist, and condemned them (the Nigerian female football national team) for supporting a “terrorist government.”
The Falcons were subjected to this harassment in the hands of an unidentified man while on a bus in Austria.
The video of the ugly experience was shared on the Twitter handle of Fisayo Dairo, a Nigerian sports journalist.
The heckler said in the video that he is a Nigerian citizen based in Vienna. He accused the players of supporting a government that, according to him, is “killing its people and kidnapping them.”
When the video was taken could not be immediately ascertained. It is, however, important to note that the Super Falcons have been in Vienna since Sunday.
They are in Vienna on an eight-day training programme to prepare for the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women Football Tournament fixed to hold in Lagos.
It is supposed that the Super Falcons were traveling on a public bus for them to have had the tormentor inside the bus.
The angry man further yelled at the team, “Every one of you here should be ashamed of yourselves… this can’t happen in another European country.
“Lekki people were killed, over 200 people were killed at the Lekki peninsula.”
When some white passengers on the bus made efforts to calm the heckler, he refused to stop, saying he had the right to talk to the ladies roughly and vowed to call the police should anybody on the bus dare touch him.
Many Nigerians in the diaspora have continuously decried the insecurity and other happenings in Nigeria under the Buhari administration.
Many of them have been seen championing separatist agitations in Nigeria by holding rallies across Europe and beyond.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Football Federation has not reacted to the event in the video even as its president, Amaju Pinnick, was tagged in the video by Mr Dairo.