Ghana has a plethora of talents in so many sectors. One of the most captivating talents that the country possesses is the soccer skill. Ghana has, over the years, produced many soccer talents for the country and beyond. You can mention the likes of Michael Essien, who raised high the flag of Ghana in England when he played for Chelsea Football Club. One player following the exact same steps of Michael Essien in the English Premier League is Ghanaian midfielder, Thomas Teye Partey.
He reportedly has become the second most expensive Ghanaian to feature in the premier league apart from Essien. Before his move to Arsenal, he had been playing for Spanish side, Atletico Madrid. But as compared to the English Premier League, this was a less popular league. A move to the EPL is therefore a huge success. The ‘Gunners’ have also welcomed him with open arms. But in reporting his move to Arsenal, a foreign based newspaper, called The Sun, seemed to add a tone of racism.
In their header, they described Thomas Partey as coming from a poverty stricken existence in Ghana. By implications, Ghanaians are poor and Thomas has been relieved of poverty by being transferred into the EPL. This header has not been well received by many Ghanaians. The likes of Asamoah Gyan, Serwaa Amihere, and Nana Aba Anamoah, have spoken out against it. This was obviously a racial tagging and has got nothing to do with sports. It just wasn’t necessary. So sad they had to do that. We hope Thomas shines and puts them to shame.