Former Black Stars midfielder and one of the most famous Ghanaian players of all time, Michael Essien, has thrown his support fully behind Ghana’s LGBTI community.
Essien in a post on his social media handles says he stands with the community in Ghana which is currently facing hostile public pressure.
An office for gays in Ghana was closed down by the police on the orders of the state, after days of intense public calls for it to be closed.
A trans woman was also attacked in the streets of the capital recently.
In light of Ghanaians’ staunch hostility to the LGBT community, some big celebs are showing them their support.
Earlier today a letter signed by over 60 UK celebrities with Ghanaian roots, including Idris Elba and others, expressed solidarity with the LGBT struggle in Ghana.
Essien has also decided to join the fight on the right side by declaring his support for the LGBT community.
Taking to Instagram, the ‘bison’ wrote: “We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTQIA plus Community in Ghana #ghanasupportequality 🇬🇭🤝🏿,”
Predictably Ghanaians have already started showering insults and hate on Michael for his stance. Obviously as a Ghanaian you can never disagree with the masses or you face insults.
The brainless insults of a few social media users obviously changes nothing about Essien, who has taken a brave stance.
Check out his post below…