You would think Spurs were playing Arsenal with Dele Alli getting this much grief.
Alli was booed every time he touched the ball in the first half of England’s friendly match against Nigeria at Wembley.
The Spurs man received the harsh treatment from the travelling contingent for a very particular reason.
Alli was born to a Nigerian father, Kehinde, and an English mother, Denise, who separated when he was just three-years-old.
According to Pulse Nigeria, the Spurs man lived in Nigeria for almost a year with his father, even attending a school during his short stay in the country.
Alli had the option to play for the Super Eagles because of his Nigerian family, however he decided instead to play for England, much to the displeasure of Nigerian fans.
The Spurs midfielder made a contrasting decision to Nigerian stars Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi.
The Chelsea and Arsenal men were both born in Lagos, before moving to England at early ages.
The pair decided to play for Nigeria, the country of their birth, instead of the Three Lions.
Iwobi and Moses both represented England at youth levels.
England took a 2-0 lead into half-time after goals from Gary Cahill and Harry Kane at Wembley in an assured performance.
Regardless of everything, we’re lucky to have you, Dele.
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