#EndSARS: Premier League Start’s Plan To Help Nigeria
Premier League footballers are in talks to provide aid to victims of civil unrest in Nigeria. The country is in the midst of a national emergency and there have been furious demonstrations as citizens protest the brutality of a now-disbanded section of the police called the Special Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).
Several UK-based footballers of Nigerian descent, including Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi and Tammy Abraham, have already used their platforms to speak out against the heartbreaking scenes that have shocked the world.
And it is understood that discussions are taking place involving top-flight footballers from England providing quick help to those affected.
Speaking this week, Manchester United striker Ighalo said: “I am not the type of person to talk about politics, but I cannot keep quiet about what is happening in Nigeria.
“I would say that the government is an embarrassment to the world for killing its own citizens, sending soldiers to the streets, killing protesters because they are protesting for their rights.
“Today, October 20, 2020, you will be remembered in history as the first government to send military personnel to the city to begin killing its own citizens.
Earlier this year, Premier League footballers volunteered in numerous initiatives to help raise funds to reduce the impact of the coronavirus.