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TRENDING: Nigerians “Drag” Michael Johnson Over Comment on 100m Hurdles

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Many people, especially Nigerians, are definitely unhappy with American Olympic legend Michael Johnson after he tweeted about the timing of the 100 meters hurdles event of the World Athletics Championship.

In a two-tweet thread, the 54-year-old who won four Olympic golds and eight World Championship golds doubted the accuracy of the clock.

Interestingly, Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan set records in the same event that Johnson questioned.

She first set an African record in Heat 1 of the 100-meter hurdles, then broke the world record in the semi-finals, before breaking her own new world record in a time of 12.12 seconds in the final.

It was 1:37 am Nigerian time when Johnson tweeted, and some persons knew what was coming when the whole of Nigeria woke up, so they had him prepare to take it all in.

Soon enough, the tweets rained.

No, they poured.

Some “tweeps” accused him of being a racist, while others thought he was biased.

There were outright insults, some of which we cannot put up here.

While Johnson was being condemned by Nigerians, a journalist, @deejayfaremi tweeted that the attacks were unfair.

He said Johnson was only doing his job as a commentator.

In another tweet, the American athlete said he had moved on.

Ghanaian Sports Journalist, Juliet Bawuah and her colleague had this to say about Nigerian Twitter and Michael Johnson.


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