Why Dele Alli was booed at Wembley during England’s friendly with Nigeria

Dele Alli was showered with boos every time he touched the ball during the early stages of England’s pre-World Cup friendly with Nigeria.

The Three Lions star is used to the jeers at Wembley having earned a reputation of diving among Premier League rivals.

But this had nothing to do with his antics on the pitch.

Why then?

Well, Tottenham midfielder Alli turned down the opportunity to play for the Super Eagles – with his father Kehinde is a Nigerian multi-millionaire businessman.

In fact by birth, Alli is a Nigerian Prince.

Kehinde was quoted as saying: "If Dele went back to Nigeria now it would be crazy. He would have a presidential welcome wherever he goes.

Everybody watches him play and is proud of him. It opens ever door for him being a prince. He can talk to our prime minister and the president if he wants to."

Former Wimbledon ace John Fashanu went one further and claimed he is a King.

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"Dele being a prince in Nigeria is absolutely massive. It would give him a lot of respect if he returned to live here and maybe one day he could be King of the Yoruba tribe. It means a lot of houses, cars and enormous wealth."

The away fans weren’t bothered by any royalty as they jeered Alli.

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