Nigerian Falcon's Coach Edwin Okon Blasted On Twitter For Refusing To Shake US Coach

Published 4 years ago by: MrJohn
at 09:22 AM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)

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Edwin Okon, coach of the Super Falcons has come under fierce criticism after his unprofessional attitude following his team’s 1-0 loss to the United States at the ongoing Women's World Cup in Canada.

An Abby Wambach volley seconds before half-time earned USA a 1-0 victory over Nigeria in Vancouver, sending the Americans through as Group D winners and Nigerians home.

After the game, Okon refused to shake hands with US coach Jill Ellis and immediately got a backlash from football fans across the globe especially Nigerians who were grossly disappointed by his action.

Reacting on Twitter, Omono wrote: “Edwin Okon did a very unprofessional and immature act of ignoring Jill Ellis’ handshake. That’s why Nigeria will never grow.”

Lolade Adewuyi, Nigeria editor was more critical of Okon’s action. “This coach Edwin Okon really fooled himself in front of the whole world. @thenff must learn not to employ misfits,” he wrote, adding that, “Edwin Okon, in typical #NGA fashion, blames the loss to #USA on the referee. Piss poor attitude.”

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DrSoba at 09:39 AM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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The man has the right to refuse shake if he wants.  So leave him alone oooooo
Ken1230 at 09:55 AM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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You fools, if it were to be a white man that did it, you fool will say he has right to do it.
paulohking at 10:02 AM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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that's truly unprofessional!
in life you av to learn how to take defeat with spirit of sportsmanship.... u win some , u loose some.
livingstonee at 10:09 AM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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I like it, sir ferguson, mourinho all are doing it time without number no complain.
Originalsly at 10:26 AM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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At club level...unprofessional..not nice..what's the big deal?...he is just a coach. At an international event...and the Worl Cup the biggest one...viewed internationally...they are all ambassadors....whatever he does reflect on Nigeria. He should be fired for disgraciing nation.
freethinker at 10:44 AM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Stylecool at 10:54 AM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Wasted generation
nametalkam at 12:25 PM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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I dont really understand this man, always praying every time the camera pans to him like God is gonna come down to beat the Americans, Gosh! God gave us a brain so we dont have to disturb him on issues that require common sense, if anything Nigeria were lucky to have to just escaped with 1 goal, I waited all Night to witness the disappointment ..... not from the girls, but from the coach, the girls were technically talented especially francisca Ordega, shes very good, but our shape gave us out, we play in a shape that allowed the Americans to attack without a second though and secondly we need a whole new defense, that girl that got a red card cant even run her Big watermelons always kept drawing her back  - Okon will reject his decision not to shake the American's coach hand, cos she did nothing wrong, she only did her own job and she wasnt the referee

Bonitabay at 05:28 PM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Na wa ooh
chealseafc at 07:50 PM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Gedens at 08:15 PM, 17/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: DrSoba on 09:39 AM, 17/06/2015
The man has the right to refuse shake if he wants.  So leave him alone oooooo
You are a disgrace to doctorhood.
beneno at 11:05 AM, 18/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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nametalkam at 04:24 PM, 22/06/2015 (4 years ago)
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On a second thought, the man could be Boko Haram, he doesnt do women

elchymo at 06:38 PM, 16/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Childish behavior


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