Asamoah Gyan in a post-match press conference last Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium after Asante Kotoko had defeated his side Legon Cities branded the Reds’ fans as hypocrites.
Gyan, who was a second-half substitute came on in the 75th-minute when Legon cities were pushing for an equalizer after Augustine Okrah had shot the Porcupines in the lead and immediately drove a free-kick just over the bar with his first touch of the ball.
However, his comments came after the supporters who were at the stadium booed him after the missed free-kick.
Gyan, who sounded unperturbed with the unfriendly reactions from the same travelling fans who cheered him when he was warming up was asked about the incident after the game and his response was “There is only one Asamoah Gyan and they [fans] know it. They should even be grateful that I am playing in the Ghana Premier League.”
In a new video that has gone viral on social media, Asamoah Gyan is seen verbally attacking Asante Kotoko fans ‘in Accra’ calling them hypocrites since they cannot do what they did on Saturday if they meet him but when they go outside the country, they mention his name and come back here to attack him.
However, in a swift response to his comments, National Circles Council (NCC) first deputy chairman and former management member of Kotoko, Nana Kwame Dankwah in a latest interview with Oyerepa FM/TV has questioned Gyan on his comments, advising him to manage his utterances.
“Who told him we mention his name when we travel Outside, does his name guarantee Visa acquisition? Is he the only player who has played the Black Stars to the highest level to return to play in our league?,” Nana Kwame Danquah quizzed.
“He is a professional player who has played to the highest level so he should understand some of these things and live above it”
“He should be careful with his utterances and reactions, they are unfortunate”
“Respect is reciprocal, these same supporters gave him a standing ovation when he was warming up”
Gyan, a strong Kotoko fan, is certainly not the most likeable personality among Kotoko supporters as he swerved the Porcupines to sign for Legon Cities on his return to the Ghana Premier League in October last year.
The 35-year-old had long before his return iterated a desire to fulfil a personal dream of playing for Kotoko before hanging up his boots.
He looked headed for Kotoko until Legon took over the move at the last hour to sign him on transfer deadline day.