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Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil and Marcus Rashford MBE lead footballers taking a stand against police brutality in Nigeria

, Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil and Marcus Rashford MBE lead footballers taking a stand against police brutality in Nigeria

MARCUS RASHFORD MBE and Mesut Ozil are among the footballers taking a stand against police brutality in Nigeria.

The pair both took to social media to voice their support of the #EndSARS movement.

Marcus Rashford took to Twitter to vocalise his support of the #EndSARS protests

, Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil and Marcus Rashford MBE lead footballers taking a stand against police brutality in Nigeria

Mesut Ozil is another player to get behind the campaign to end police brutality in Nigeria

Momentum is gathering as protestors fight against the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (Sars), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and murder.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said he is committed to seeing reforming the policing in his country – but those leading the #EndSARS charge want the force disbanded rather than reformed.

Rashford – who will receive his order after his work to help ensure 1.3million children receive free school meals – shared a tweet from fellow England international Tammy Abraham.


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The Chelsea striker could have chosen to represent Nigeria instead of the Three Lions.

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He wrote: “Dear Nigeria #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality”

Rashford added: “My thoughts and prayers with all of those affected #EndSARS”

Unsurprisingly, the tweet received plenty of positive reaction from followers.

One wrote: “What a human you are king.”

, Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil and Marcus Rashford MBE lead footballers taking a stand against police brutality in Nigeria

Another replied: “Marcus, you are the epitome of everything a human-being can be.”

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Ozil has not played a competitive minute of football for Arsenal since March and was left out of the Europa League squad.

But he continued his commendable social justice action.

That includes donating £80,000 to Muslims affected by coronavirus during Ramadan, setting up a clothes brand to support children in Italy and speaking out on the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China – a stance Arsenal distanced themselves from.

The German wrote on Twitter: “Horrible to hear what’s been going on in Nigeria.

“Let’s make this a trending topic everywhere #EndSARS – my thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected. #EndPoliceBrutality”

Chelsea defenders Fikayo Tomori and Antonio Rudiger also tweeted their support of the movement to end police brutality in Nigeria.

The latter said: “Police brutality in Nigeria needs attention. You do that to your own people. It is so sad what is going on there. This has to end #PeaceFirst #EndSARS”

Leicester City and Nigeria midfielder Wilfred Ndidi added: “EndSARS for the safety of Nigerians…

“We are scared to visit home because the people who are meant to protect us are killing us. Looking good with dreads is not a crime.”

Ndidi’s international team-mate Alex Iwobi wrote: “We Need To Put An End To What’s Going On In Naij. Protect Lives , Not Take Them Away. #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality”

And fellow Super Eagles star Ahmed Musa commented: “In a world where genuine love for ourselves seems to be so scarce, I sincerely pray that the right thing is done to put an end to the strife. #EndNorthBanditry #EndPoliceBrutality”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright as well as Manchester United and Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo also shared posts of solidarity.

, Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil and Marcus Rashford MBE lead footballers taking a stand against police brutality in Nigeria

Various members of Nigeria’s national team squad tweeted their support as well

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