Rival fans of Chelsea FC were on Saturday night taunting the nine time winners of the English FA Cup after the club failed for the second consecutive year to lift the trophy at the finals. The taunt by Nigerian fans of rival football clubs came as Nigerians from across the political and premiership divides were lauding the victorious Nigerian duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi on their victory.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG had reported that Leicester won the FA Cup for the first time after the club defeated Chelsea FC in the final at Wembley by a lone goal.
Remarkably, the victory was celebrated by some Chelsea fans with one of them identified saying he celebrated the win because of the Nigerian duo of Iheanacho and Ndid who paraded a Nigerian flag following the epic final.
The twitter user known as ℙ𝕣𝕒𝕚𝕤𝕖 𝔸. 𝔸. @Praizzzz_ said:
I’m a Chelsea fan and I’m very happy we lost the final. I wanted Iheanacho and Ndidi to lift the trophy coz they’re from my country and I’m happy for them. We’re Chelsea
Pulse Nigeria @ PulseNigeria247
The good thing about this #FACupFinal is Nigerian Chelsea fans can still celebrate the result. – A win for Iheanacho and Ndidi is a win for us all #CHELEI
There were several others who taunted thus:
Joey Akan @JoeyAkan
A lot of disappointed Agberos. But many happy Nigerians. Congratulations to Senior man Iheanacho, Ndidi, and Leicester City Football Club.
Kayode Oseni @Nofiu
Congratulations to @LiecesterCity for preserving the peace & tranquility in the land by humbling
@ChelseaFC in the final of #FACupFinal . Congratulations #iheanacho & #Ndidi.
Atiku Abubakar @atiku
I celebrate with @67Kelechi and @Ndidi25 of @LCFC for ensuring that Nigeria’s flag was raised at the FA Cup finals. #FACupFinal
Festus Keyamo, SAN @fkeyamo
Big congratulations to our Nigerian duo in Leicester City FC, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as they lift the FA Cup in England.
The Leicester victory
Congratulations to senior man Kelechi Iheanacho and his vibe mate Wilfred Ndidi, the latest FA Cup kings. Very well-deserved victory! #FACupFinal
Kelechi Iheanacho avenging Manchester City in the FA Cup, once a blue always a blue
The thought of Kelechi Iheanacho with a trophy is making me happy
Man United in Pidgin @ManUtdInPidgin
I be Die-Hard Man Utd fan but today i dey support my Nigerian brothers Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi. Una go lift this FA Cup Trophy!
Congratulations to our Nigerian brothers Iheanacho and Ndidi on their FA Cup Final win
Africa Info 247 @SmartAtuadi
Wilfred Ndidi and Seniorman Kelechi Iheanacho joins Amokachi, Kanu Nwankwo, Celestine Babayaro and Mikel Obi in the list of Nigerians who have won the English FA Cup
Rivals Mock Chelsea Fans
IRUNNIA ™ @ Irunnia_
Kelechi Iheanacho and Leicester City are fa cup winners. Inject it in my veins!!!! #FACupFinal
Festus Dada @festusdada1
Tielemans wore the jersey number Iheanacho wore before he got to leicester city,no.8 So therefore the soap still works !!! Congratulations leicester! Congratulations Nigeria
Jagaban of Kaduna @Selflessprince
I did not win the FA Cup, but this is my consolation!!! Igbo boys preaching One Nigeria!!! Spirit of Naija !!! We are proud of Ndidi and Iheanacho. #CHELEI