Former Ghana Blackstars player and retired international – Michael Essien has sparked outrage on social media after being photographed wearing a hat with the LGBT community’s colours.
It can be recalled that some few months ago, after the LGBTQIA plus community in Ghana came under pressure after security forces shut down their office in Ashongman, Accra.
The Chelsea legend offered public support for the LGBT community in Ghana.
He posted a rainbow-coloured broad ‘Ghana Supports Equality’ message of solidarity on his Instagram page.
His text read: ‘’We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTQIA plus Community in Ghana #ghanasupportequality 🇬🇭🤝🏿.’’
However, after receiving backlash from Ghanaians, the ex-Chelsea player later deleted the message.
This came after some of his followers expressed their dissatisfaction with him, while others said that they would no longer follow him.
These new photos of Micheal Essien have sparked g@y rumours on the local digital space.
It is unclear if he’s actually a g@y or just loves the rainbow colours.
Check out the photo below to know more…