Nigerian footballer Alex Iwobi has sparked speculation with a recent move on his social media platforms. Following his team’s performance at the AFCON, where critiques were directed at his playing, Iwobi has taken an unexpected step by wiping his Instagram page clean, leaving just one post intact. This drastic action has ignited a flurry of questions and interpretations from fans and pundits alike.
The drastic act came after Iwobi suffered online stroll and criticism as a social media user went to the extent of screen recording Iwobi’s page, and claiming that Iwobi’s page is only full of cruise. (Video)
The Fulham mid fielder was taken off for Al Hassan the 79th minute, and Nigerians were of the opinion that Iwobi should have done better before he was substituted.
Was this a deliberate response to the online backlash he received? Or is it merely a routine social media cleanse? Regardless, Iwobi’s decision speaks volumes about the pressures modern athletes face in the digital age. The relentless scrutiny and criticism from fans on social media platforms can undoubtedly take its toll on even the most seasoned professionals.
As we await further clarification from the footballer himself, one thing remains clear: the intersection of sports and social media continues to be a complex and ever-evolving landscape, where athletes must navigate carefully to protect their mental well-being amidst the relentless scrutiny of the online world.