Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu on Sunday criticised Leicester City duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi for displaying the Nigerian flag after winning the FA Cup.
Leicester City clinched their first FA Cup title in over 100 years of the club’s history by defeating Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday.
The duo of Iheanacho and Ndidi who started the match were spotted celebrating their victory with the Nigerian flag.
Mr Kanu, who is agitating for Biafra breakaway, gave an example of Spaniard Gerard Pique who has been campaigning for Catalonia freedom from Spain, pointing out that the Nigerian duo should follow Pique’s example.
“Gerard Pique is a World Cup winner with over 103 caps for Spain. He never turned his back against Catalonia freedom. Severally, he has shown open support for Catalan freedom,” Kanu wrote.
“But our Iheanacho & Ndidi with #Zoo flag?💔💔Shame! Difference btw White man & his Black counterparts.”
Iheanacho and Ndidi are both from the south-eastern part of the country where there are growing calls for an independent country to be called Biafra.