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Ghanaian Soccer Legend Michael Essien, Mauled Online For Supporting African Gay Rights- Looses 1 Million Followers Overnight

Former Black Star Midfielder, Michael Essien, is currently under fire for supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana.

The Chelsea icon won 58 caps for his country and still commands hugh attention there. But on the 1st of march, Essien incured the wrath of his countrymen with a pro-equality message on his social media page aknowledging the humanity of the non heterosexual population of Ghana

The ex-midfielder, 38, wrote on Instagram: “Ghana supports equality. We see you, we support you.

“Our LGBTQIA plus Community in Ghana.”

However dad-of-two Essien deleted his post after getting bombarded with abuse and criticism.

One comment on his post read: “You just lost your one follower, good luck, byee.”

Another said: “Delete else you will loose (sic) followers.”

Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo recently declared same-sex marriages will never be allowed under his leadership.

The 76-year-old politician said on Saturday: “I have said it before, and let me stress it again.

“It will not be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal.”

Actor Idris Elba and model Naomi Campbell joined 65 other British celebrities, designers and politicians in calling for Ghana’s president to engage with the country’s LGBT+ community in an open letter published on social media on Monday.

The letter read: “In recent weeks, we have watched with profound concern as you have had to question the safety of your vital work at the ‘LGBT+ Rights Ghana’ center in Accra, and feared for your personal wellbeing and security.

“It is unacceptable to us that you feel unsafe. We are watching and listening and we will use our collective power to shield you and raise you up.

Essien is currently working as a coach for Danish club Nordsjaelland.

He helped Chelsea win the Champions League, two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and a League Cup before ending his nine-year Stamford Bridge spell in 2014.

A then record £24.4million Blues buy from Lyon, he also played for Real Madrid, AC Milan, Bastia and clubs in Greece, Indonesia and Azerbaijan.

News/image: The Sun/ Yahoo

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