In one of the most contentious games of the English Premier League season so far, Chelsea FC defeated their London neighbors, Arsenal FC by two goals to nil. The game saw Arsenal receive two red cards. But that wasn’t the only controversy associated with the game.
Niger state governor, Abubakar Bello, tweeted before the match that he had gone to watch the match live at the Stanford Bridge home ground of Chelsea FC.
A few hours later, Chidi Odinkalu, the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) tweeted at the governor alluding that he did not take the governing of Niger seriously.
The governor thereafter responded in a series of tweets explaining his decision to attend the game.
He said, following the invitation of Mikel to watch the match, it would have been “unfair and unreasonable” to turn down his offer. The governor explained that “Ï am currently in the UK for official assignments and Mikel insisted I come see him play and have dinner post-game.”