Many Nigerians appear not to be taking Tammy Abraham’s first England call-up in good faith.
The 20-year-old, eligible for the Super Eagles through his father, was Thursday called up for the first time to represent the Three Lions in friendlies against Germany and Brazil.
Words can’t describe the feeling but truly blessed and honoured to be called up to @England seniors ???⚽️thanks for all the messages ❤️
— Tammy abraham (@tammyabraham) November 2, 2017
Abraham, who plays his club football for Swansea on loan from Chelsea, was reportedly approached by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) but opted for the Europeans.
Now with the forward almost certain to feature in the next international break for England, Nigerians were not too pleased to have lost another promising prospect.
Here’s how few took the news of his invitation to the Three Lions on Twitter.
Tammy abraham = Glorified Sammy Ameobi
— Olujitan GeneralTee (@generalteenoni) November 2, 2017
What Tammy Abraham doesn’t understand is that MFM will be unable to untie his destiny once England ties it with a competitive cap.
— Tai Chi. (@chivaneze) November 2, 2017
First of all, Tammy Abraham is not getting in the England squad for Russia. His call up is to keep Nigeria permanently away from him.
— BillionaireAmbitions (@lashpapi) November 2, 2017
I see Tammy Abraham is on his way to an illustriously impressive less than 7 caps for England. Smh
— Ejiofor Mandilas (@THISISBFG) November 2, 2017
England have called up Tammy Abraham,which means he’ll be training for the England team for the rest of his national career. https://t.co/mY7FsOEsKZ
— Mcmayor_d-Menace (@Mcmayorkahlid) November 2, 2017
Tammy Abraham lost in the sauce ?
— Ozzie (@_Ogbebor_) November 2, 2017
— TheBlackGuy (@HydroThought) November 2, 2017
Tammy Abraham got called up? Another Ameobi in the making
— Soap McTavish (@___Prometheus) November 2, 2017
Tammy Abraham in England’s squad.
Remember in September Nigeria’s football federation claimed he was “close” to declaring himself for them
— Frank Mensah (@frankewusi123) November 2, 2017
Tammy Abraham is making a big mistake playing for England all they will do is Cap-tie him because he can’t displace Kane/rashford Never ? ?
— MARK ‘Dsoulja OTABOR (@MarkOtaborTVC) November 2, 2017
— The Alkebulan Trust (@Alkebulan_Trust) November 2, 2017
Tammy Abraham I’m sorry for your life.
— ° (@_Ayokayy) November 2, 2017
You think you can bench rashford, vardy, Harry Kane. Lolz you will sit on the bench. Don’t worry U will get use to it .
— olowo kazeem (@kzeem) November 2, 2017