Popular British journalist and TV personality, Piers Morgan has insulted a Nigerian twitter user in pidgin English as they argued about the match between Nigeria and Argentina.
Piers Morgan disagreed with the VAR’s decision to award Nigeria a penalty kick after Leon Balogun was fouled in the box. According to him, the VAR had failed and there was no way the challenge by Mascherano on Balogun required a penalty because it was the Nigerian player who leaned in and dived.
Piers Morgan tweeted:
“VAR fails again. No way was that a penalty.. leaned in & dived.“
But a Nigerian felt he was being biased and called him out. The Nigerian by the name Emmanuel Babalola tweeted back at Piers:
“If it is England or Argentina ?? the VAR is correct right? But now it’s Nigeria ?? the VAR has failed. You are such a racist!“
In response, Piers said “Emmanuel, you dey craze.“
The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost the game against Argentina 2-1, a game in which they only needed a draw to ensure a place in the second round of the FIFA 2018 world cup in Russia. Lionel Messi opened scoring for Argentina in the first half which ended one nil. However, Nigeria bounced back from the spot with Victor Moses netting.
In the 86th minute, the Nigerian defense couldn’t hold the pressure from the Albeceleste’s attack as Marcos Rojo found the back of the net to secure a place for Argentina who will now be meeting France in the knock-out stage.
Queens College Yaba, Ansar-Ud Deen Girls High School Itire, King’s College Lagos and Igbobi College progressed to the Finals of the 2018 Master’s Cup football competition after semifinal games played at the Agege stadium on Tuesday 26th June 2018.
The semifinals began with matches in the female category; the first game saw 2017 Champions Queen’s College, Yaba defeat Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Isolo by a lone goal. The 2nd semifinal saw Atlantic Hall, Epe lose to Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls’ High School, Itire 3-1.
In the first semifinal in the male category, King’s College, Lagos triumphed over Anwar-Ul-Islam Model College, Agege by a lone goal. The second semifinal in the male category saw an age old rivalry rekindled as Igbobi College, Yaba clashed with 2017 Champions St Finbarr’s College, Akoka. On this occasion however, Igbobi College was victorious with a 2-0 win.
The finals of the competition will take place on Thursday 28th June,...
A final year student of the Imo State University, Blessing Amam, was on Monday found dead alongside her lover, identified as Emeka in her hostel in Umudagu-Mbieri, Mbaitoli Local Government Area of the state.
Southern City News learnt on Tuesday that the deceased student was a final year student in the Department of Theatre Arts, who was expected to graduate in August.
It was learnt that she slept in her hostel room with her lover on Sunday but both of them could not wake up the next day (Monday).
A neighbour, who craved anonymity, said it was the smell from the deceased room that alerted other occupants who had returned from school that something was wrong.
Argentina great Diego Maradona appeared to need help to walk after watching his national team dramatically beat Nigeria to survive in the World Cup, according to a video clip posted on Twitter.
Argentine media, including newspaper La Nacion, said Maradona was treated for low blood pressure in the stadium and was able to leave normally shortly afterwards.
In the video posted by Fernando Schwartz, a well-known sports journalist in Mexico, a man can be seen helping Maradona to stay on his feet as he was led away from his seat overlooking the pitch and into an adjacent room.
A photograph also posted on Twitter appeared to show two medical staff attending to Maradona.
Earlier, he had been captured by television cameras flicking his...