Kelechi Iheanacho is a Nigerian footballer that plays in the English Premier League for Leicester City as a striker. Due to his playing position, a lot of pressure usually comes on him to score goals and help his team win matches and when he doesn't fans quickly start insulting him.
The same thing happened yesterday in the match between Leicester (his club) and their opponents, West Ham. The foxes (Leicester) travelled to London to face West Ham with both teams contesting for a possible Champions League slot. Leicester city were confident of winning the match due to their sterling away record, however, they were quickly shocked by a clinical West Ham who quickly put themselves 3 goals up in less than 50 minutes. By that time, Leicester fans had already taken to twitter to insult their player. Surprisingly, despite 11 players being on the pitch Iheanacho was by far the most criticized, twitter user even called him a disgrace and many asked the club to send him away. See some of their negative reactions below.
As a footballer, Iheanacho was likely focusing on his game while all these insults were being traded on social media, so he wouldn't have known but he still managed to show his commitment to the team by scoring two brilliant goals to make the final score 3-2, which is at least a more respectable scoreline.
His team lost the match despite his efforts but at least he proved himself to his fans. That is the true spirit of a Nigerian and Iheanacho deserves to be appreciated for that.
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