Senegal becomes first African team to win at the 2018 World Cup; Social media goes berserk following XXXTentacion’s death | See the hottest topics on the internet today

Senegal becomes first African team to win at the 2018 World Cup; Social media goes berserk following XXXTentacion’s death | See the hottest topics on the internet today

We bring you a roundup of the biggest topics that dominated your social media conversations today. No alterations, just straight out of your mouths – or fingers.

Senegal beats Poland 2 – 1 in group game

Securing Africa’s first win, the Senegalese national team did the entire continent proud when it beat the Polish side 2-1 in the group H game at the ongoing 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The first goal came in the 37th minute after Senegal’s Idrissa Gueye fired a shot that was assisted into the net by Poland’s Thiago Cionek making it an own goal. In the 60th minute, M’baye Niang led the team to victory with an unexpected goal that has now saved Africa.

Nigeria had earlier lost its first group match to Croatia with 0 goals to 2 while Morocco lost to Iran and Tunisia to England.

Social media reacts to Senegal’s victory:

 

Rapper, XXXTentacion is shot dead and social media goes berserk

News of the death of controversial rapper, XXXTentacion filtered through news sites and social media in the early hours of Tuesday and since then, conspiracy theories and fake news have flooded the internet.

The rapper, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, who had been the subject of criminal accusations most of his life was shot dead in a robbery attack on a motorcycle shop at about 4 pm on Monday. He was later pronounced dead by the police.

Following his death, social media users have shared an Instagram live video where the 20-year-old somewhat predicted his own passing and mentioned how he would like to be remembered.

Following his history of abusive behaviour especially against women including aggravated battery on a pregnant woman, some social media users opined that the rapper deserved to die.

Reacting to these opinions, Nigerian-American artiste, Jidenna shared a few tweets:

A number of social media accounts have also claimed that the rapper is still alive.

 

Photo of the day?

This image of former Vice President, Abubakar Atiku and national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu hugging and laughing at the Akure airport made it to the internet today. Is this a political alliance in the works?

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