Super Falcons defender Michelle Alozie, renowned for her exceptional performances in the Nigeria Women’s National Team, has come under heavy criticism after making a post on social media that incited Nigerian football fans, Newspremises reports.
The 26-year-old Houston Dash star had garnered widespread support from Nigerians following her standout displays during the 2023 FIFA World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Her popularity soared after receiving backing from Nigerians during an altercation with Chelsea forward, Lauren James, in the Super Falcons’ encounter against England during the competition’s second round.
However, Alozie’s recent conduct on social media has seen a sharp reversal in public sentiment.
A video circulated online depicted Alozie discarding a flower given by an admirer, accompanied by her mockery of the gift’s sentiment.
The clip, originally shared by YabaLeftOnline on X(formerly Twitter), triggered a flurry of reactions across social media platforms, with a majority of Nigerians expressing disdain for Alozie’s actions.
This incident has led to a notable shift in the public perception of the once-beloved football star, sparking widespread criticism and disappointment among football enthusiasts in Nigeria.
The video, now viral, has ignited significant backlash, raising questions about Alozie’s conduct and respect for her admirers’ gestures.
“This is extremely wrong and needless imo”
“It’s your business what you do with the gift or flowers given to you as an appreciation by a fan of your good work, but to publicly do this I mean make a video and be laughing and post for the public to see you don’t care it, this is below expectation. Don’t you know what is a decorum. Pls dear lady you can do better. Enjoy your fame all the best”
“This is bad attitude. You’re appreciated for what you do. Then you decided to trash the gift given to you by a fan. Bad attitude”
“I guess Alozie knows she can tràsh that without the camera? But then online validation matters”
“why did she post this? you gas women and they start feeling like something else cos this video makes zero sense.”
“I’m more pissed that she’s laughing, what’s so funny? You miss our precious penalty in the WC and you still have wings . It’s not your fault sha.”