Ghana’s top scorer Asamoah Gyan has said he feels disappointed in Joy FM and as a result, blacklisted them for making a post that sets him up for mockery to mark 11 years after his penalty miss at the World Cup.
Asamoah Gyan broke the hearts of millions of Africans who were rallying behind the Black Stars at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when he missed a glorious opportunity to send Ghana to the Semi-Final stage of the competition.
This incident has lingered in the minds of many football-loving Ghanaians who always blame Asamoah Gyan for letting Ghana down at a very critical moment when all hopes were banked on him.
As today marks that opportune moment when Uruguay’s Luiz Suarez became a hero after he stopped the ball from entering the net, was given a red card, a penalty was given to Ghana and Asamoah Gyan hit the post and as result smashed the fragile hearts of Ghanaians.
Following that Joy FM, an Accra-based English-speaking radio station made a post on Twitter where they asked people whether Asamoah Gyan’s penalty miss still hurts them.
This post clearly was to hear from Ghanaians if the pain that the penalty miss by Asamoah Gyan came with still feels as fresh as it were. As typical of most Ghanaians, they showed disrespect to Asamoah Gyan through their comments.
This has rubbed Asamoah Gyan the wrong way who believes although he has contributed immensely to the Black Stars, Ghanaians do not appreciate him as much as they find it expedient and convenient to drag or make fun of his regrettable errors.
As a result, he has vowed not to have anything to do with the radio station since he feels he has been disrespected.
He wrote: I have lost Respect for you guys. From today, @Joy997FM is out on my list. You should be ashamed of your self. Learn how to respect. Smh