English football club, Arsenal have sympathised with Nigerians over the sad events that engulfed the country in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.
The club tweeted on Saturday it has seen the footage of occurrences and particularly sympathised with its fan base in the most populous black nation in the world, urging them to be strong.
The club tweeted, “To our Nigerian fans. We see you. We hear you. We feel you. We have read our replies.
“We have seen the footage. We cannot imagine the pain. Our thoughts are with everyone in Nigeria
Stay strong. Stay safe.”
While the club did not state the specific footage of it saw, the infamous October 20, 2020 massacre of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos definitely comes to mind.
A video of soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate went viral on Tuesday, drawing global condemnation in the process.
The tweet by the North London giants however, gathered commendations from Nigerians on the micro blogging platform, Twitter.
@PrinxHD replying to @Arsenal said, “We’re currently healing from the October 20th event, this will go a long way to facilitate that. Please win tomorrow.”
@prettycachy added, “Thank you Arsenal for the moral support. The Nigerian government through the army (shot) innocent Nigerians who were singing the national anthem and waving the Flag of Nigeria at Lekki Toll Plaza on 20/10/20. We will never forget. #EndSARS”