Former Chelsea and Real Madrid midfielder, Michael Essien, has been forced to efface his post on Instagram supporting the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana.
On Monday, March 1, 2021, Essien publicly assured the group of his unflinching support and called for the legalization of the group’s operations.
“We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTIA community in Ghana,” he posted.
His post has since received heavy insults and backlash from his followers and the general public, with some demonstrating their disappointment in the player-coach of Nordsjælland.
The 38-year-old Ghanaian International has been forced to strike down his forbidden post which sought to declare an unpopular support for the group.
The banter on whether or not LGBTQI+ should be legalized and accepted in Ghana rages on.
After facing intense pressure and calls for his position on the subject, President Nana Akufo-Addo stated emphatically that LGBTQI would not be legalized in Ghana, at least under his tenure.
“It will not be under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana, it will never happen in my time as president,” he stressed.
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com