The previous midfielder, 38, has both French and Ghanian citizenship and still orders huge consideration in the west African country, where he has played for the public group in excess of multiple times.
"We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTQIA Plus Community for Ghana," he composed on Instagram, close by a picture of the words: "Ghana support balance."
It was not what his Ghanian fanbase needed to see, and he was immediately denounced for this little demonstration of fortitude.
"You just lost your one supporter, best of luck, byee," kept in touch with one. "Erase else you will free [sic] adherents," said another.
As a portion of his devotees stripped away, so too did Essien's help for eccentric Ghanaians. By Wednesday (3 March), he had erased the favorable to LGBT+ post from Instagram.
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