Ghana’s all-time leading top scorer Asamoah Gyan was forced to delete a tweet he posted minutes after Kylian Mbappe missed a penalty for France in the ongoing European championship on Monday night.
Mbappe’s penalty miss cost the World Champions a place in the quarter-finals of the competition as Switzerland progressed.
There were a lot of reactions to Mbappe’s poorly taken penalty, but one that got Twitter crazy was that of Gyan.
Gyan tweeted a 7-typed zipped mouth emoji, which netizens interpreted as a justification for his infamous penalty miss against Uruguay at the 2010 World Cup.
Thus, Gyan’s tweet angered many people who heavily criticised him. The 34-year-old deleted the tweet after 30 minutes when he realised it wasn’t unnecessary.
After 11 years of Gyan missing a crucial world cup penalty against Uruguay, Ghanaians are finding it difficult to heal from the heartbreak.
The former Sunderland striker currently plays for Ghana Premier League side Legon Cities FC.