- A former Ghana international footballer asked the public to put the issues of Brazil 2014 behind them
- Essien called the whoever broke the story of a boycott in 2014, "stupid"
Former Chelsea and Ghana footballer, Michael Essien, believes that after four years, it was time for Ghanaians to move on from the embarrassing drama of Brazil 2014.
The man nicknamed 'Bison', was speaking at a football clinic for youngsters, according to the report by Ghanaweb.com.
Essien was interviewed on the current concerns of Ghana football. He pleaded that the issue was not something that needed to re-litigated rather, that Ghanaians needed to learn and move on.
The former Lyon and Real Madrid player also moved to clarify some issues from the incident. He said that all the reports from four years ago that said the players threatened to boycott their final game against Portugal were untrue.
Indeed after the incident, a multiple number of Ghanaian players in that camp have had their say. However it is Essien's denial of a boycott threat that is news.
Essien said whoever broke that narrative was "stupid." Indeed, the boycott threat has been the unchallenged version of history with regards to the Brazil debacle.
The midfielder went: “Nobody had to boycott the match, it is an official game and we cannot say we will not play so whoever came out with that story is very stupid."
Michael Essien said that he hoped that in all matters concerning football, Ghanaians should always wait to hear both sides of the story.
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