Reactions trail Anthony Joshua’s meeting with Buhari in UK

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Following the meeting of the world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua with President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting with Nigerians in London, some Nigerians have taken to their social media handles with mixed reactions.

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Heavy weight boxer, Anthony Joshua strikes a selfie with President Muhammadu Buhari in London

Anthony Joshua had prostrated to President Buhari after presenting his titles to the Nigerian leader, a typical gesture to show respect for elders in Yoruba culture.

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Anthony Joshua prostrates to President Buhari shortly after presenting his belts during a meeting with Nigerians

The world heavyweight champion defeated Mexican star Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia on December 7, to reclaim his heavyweight’s belts in style.

A presidential aide Bashir Ahmed had tweeted first photos of the event:

The move had angered some Nigerians who obviously could not distinguish sentiments from reality with the following tweets:

But most of the negative tweets were met with commensurable replies in the comment threads with some arguing that it is only normal for a youth to show some respect to his elders which is the practice in Africa.

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