Watch Michael Essien Relive The Luis Suarez Handball Incident

Michael Essien formerly played for Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan and the Black Stars as a midfielder (Photo by Victor Carretero/Real Madrid via Getty Images)

A video has surfaced of Michael Essien listening to radio commentary of the Luis Suarez handball incident at the 2010 world cup, and Asamoah Gyan’s subsequent penalty miss which denied Ghana a semi-final berth at the FIFA Mundial.

Essien, who did not play in that competition, took out his head phones when Gyan missed the penalty, unable to continue listening, as the heartbreak and emotions all returned.

Thursday, July 2, 2020, marked ten years since that infamous night in Johannesburg.

With the game locked at 1-1 and heading for extra time, a goal bound short from Dominic Adiyiah was scooped out of goal by Uruguay’s Luis Suarez.

The then Ajax striker was shown a red card and Ghana awarded the penalty.

Asamoah Gyan stepped up, and missed, breaking Ghanaian and African hearts.

The game went into extra time and then a penalty shoot out which Ghana subsequently lost.

Here is the video of Essien’s reaction:

Video of Essien listening back to the game. Posted by Fentuo_

See Also:

Asamoah Gyan Responds To Ghanaians Over 2010 Penalty Miss Comments

Ghanaians Recount Asamoah Gyan’s Penalty Miss Against Uruguay In 2010

2010 World Cup: Olele Reveals He Had A Blackout After Asamoah Gyan’s Penalty Miss

source: citisports

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