Angry fans today took to the social media and attacked Anthony Joshua over his comment on EndSARS protest.
The two-time heavy weight champion congratulated Nigerians on his twitter account for their protest on the ENDSARS, but things turned around.
Joshua wrote “Well done to all the Nigerians who have been protesting against SARS – those who made donations to fund organisations lobbying against it – those who have recently been informed & took time to educate themselves. Those with power to make change. Praying for Nigeria“
However, his tweet met with mixed reactions as attacks became predominant. So many felt Anthony Joshua was far away sending prayers, while his presence in the protest was needed.
Another group attacked AJ for not using the #ENDSARS Hashtag as a sign of solidarity. While some felt he has not done enough to support the protest and at such should not comment.
Below are a few of the reactions:
Ruby Oxler@RubyOxler·Replying to @anthonyfjoshuaYou’re praying for which country ? Did you protest ? Even when wizkid came out you’re no where to be found. Oga shift
1820184Ikechukwu@CosmasMaxi·Replying to @anthonyfjoshuaI jlhavr been calling you out all this while only for you to tweet as if you were forced(you’re really). You disappointed us your fans… You didn’t even use the hashtag #EndSARS#SarsMustGo to show solidarity.. You’re in UK and a protest went on there, you didn’t even show up..
Azuka Patrick Ebeh@AzukaEbeh·Replying to @anthonyfjoshuaYour influence cuts across all indices that makes us divided. Pls,could you get across the lightheaded leaders in this country? It’s been hellish with the undemocratic approaches.I would have asked for a punch,but it isn’t professional and dem no fit chop am.211Wavy@OG_Davyd·Replying to @anthonyfjoshua and @Halo7a” I had to”
Any presidential candidate above 45 in 2023, we no want.
ujay@ujay52560913·Replying to @anthonyfjoshuaSee how poor my people are when we are a rich nation blessed with a lot resources.old fools stealing our money. Billions of dollars gone everyday. Let’s take our nation now or never. Keep retweeting until someone who has a voice sees this121Big K.@mrkosii·Replying to @anthonyfjoshuaLol, the replies here
.. when I didn’t see any support tweet from AJ re #EndSARS I knew the next ever tweet he was gonna put out was gonna backfire massively. Looking at the replies here, im not surprised, I know my people very well, they don’t hold back.140Show replies#OyedeleOyewole@woletwenty·Replying to @anthonyfjoshuaWatch out… For Nollywood movie Titled: #EndSars Production : ? Producer: ? Staring : #OYEDELEOYEWOLE, @anthonyfjoshua#Davido, #Wizkid, #Dino, #RenoOmokri, #Rudeboy, #AishaYusuf, #Omoyele, #Laycon, #Olosho#Babalawo,#Pastors, #Imams Studentandmanymore CopyrightYear:2020
Mubarak@MubbDeep·Replying to @anthonyfjoshuaI hear u man but listen. This tweet just ain’t it. I respect what you’ve achieved in life but reckon u wouldn’t reach half those heights if u never stamped ur authority nor take a stand. All you’ve done here is play safe and I understand. Thank u but it’s not gonna solve nada.25Gurvnor@christo23911797·Replying to @anthonyfjoshua@anthonyfjoshua am highly disappointed in fr I use to be a big fan all this have been happening which you have been seeing and you claim to be a Nigerian which we really support u in every way but during the black life matters you came out to protest