Nigerian football fans

Many Nigerians are fans of one football club or the other.

We love football in Nigeria. From supporting our national teams to clubs in the domestic league, Nigerians don’t joke with their football. Even football clubs in Europe have many fans here in Nigeria.

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Tragedy struck yesterday in Nyagasang area of Calabar when a high tension electricity wire fell on a viewing centre made from metal sheet roofing material.

Calabar Viewing Centre Mishap 1

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More than 30 football fans who had gone to watch the Europa Football League match between Manchester United and Anderlecht died. And several people sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Calabar Viewing Centre Mishap

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Condolence messages poured from Nigerians including the governor of Cross River state, Dr Ayade who sympathised with the family and friends of the deceased.

RIP to the football fans who lost their lives in Calabar🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

— Perlizzo Listenzario (@prinzgbemi) April 21, 2017

This Calabar viewing centre tragedy has to be the most unfortunate news of the week.

May God console families of the deceased 😰

— Femi Lee (@femscie) April 21, 2017

And Manchester United FC, one of the clubs whom the deceased went to watch on the night of the mishap.

Our thoughts go out to the United fans, their friends and families affected by the tragedy in Calabar, Nigeria, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/WGnHAxpjMV

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 21, 2017

Some Nigerians asked the Cross River state government to look into why someone would build a viewing centre under an obvious hazard like a high tension wire.

So after we have finished mourning the lost souls in Calabar, can we ask why the wire fell? How to stop such fatal occurrences?

— Yemi (@Babygiwa) April 21, 2017

We hope the state government looks into this. May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

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