Marcus Rashford Mbe and Mesut Ozil are among the many footballers who took a stand against police brutality in Nigeria.
The momentum was so much as protestors fought against the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and murder.
Rashford shared a tweet from fellow England international Tammy Abraham.
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.”
Another replied: “Marcus, you are the epitome of everything a human-being can be.”
Ozil continued his commendable social justice action.
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.
Various members of Nigeria's national team squad tweeted their support as well.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has through the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu announced the disbandment of SARS.
This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago