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#EndSARS: John Ogu Reacts To Report Of Being Threatened To Apologizing To Nigeria Over Super Eagles AFCON Boycott’s Statement

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 02: John Ogu of Nigeria during the International Friendly match between England and Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on June 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

John Ogu has dismissed claims he was threatened into apologizing for asking Super Eagles players to boycott AFCON 2020 games in solidarity with the #EndSARS campaign

 

John in an interview with BBC had asked his teammates to pull out from AFCON as a way of lending their support to the call for an end to SARS and police brutality in Nigeria. He made the call shortly after the protesters were shot at the Lekki tollgate.

 

On Wednesday, October 28, John took to social media to apologize. According to him, he made the demand for his teammates to pull out from the football tournament during the heat of the competition, and that he later realized that he crossed the line.

 

Following his statement, his followers said that he must have been threatened to make the apology.

The footballer has dismissed the allegation that he was threatened into making the apology.

 

See his comments below:

 

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