Per what we gathered, these athletes were reportedly disqualified after they were declared ineligible by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).
Taking to the streets of Tokyo, they lamented about what they describe as unfair treatment as they held some placards.
Before they were disqualified, they failed the minimum testing requirements under Rule 15 of the game, however, they disagree.
This development caught the eye of some Nigerians who have shared their thoughts about it. Below are some of the reactions;
oluwa_tobi – Na mumu dey represent Nigeria.
natural_kemi – Athletes that I heard that were selected by connection not by merit, Nigerian government has failed woefully all rounds
kawasa.k – Protest for weytin😂
juliemnuella – Wait what? I thought each and every organisation has their own rules , standards and policies 🤷♀️ now they weren’t qualified so they shouldn’t be disqualified? Are they above disqualification? Or am I missing something here 🙄🙄
stella_abj – But it’s not fair at all😢😢😢, racism everywhere you go😢😢😢
j_boy86 – What are the criteria for disqualification?was anyother country athletes disqualified?or is it a case of supremacy and discriminatory act
alemoh – Unna no qualify, unna Dey protest 😂
horneyofficial – Una better come back house… Lmao
oluwa_baddest – Why protesting ? My brothers make Una run enter town 😂
tonysundayash – They should come back home. Federal government needs them more here.
iam_mayaki – Sport minister get questions to answer