Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan has urged Ghanaians and the football fraternity to respect them.
The ex-Sunderland striker stated that the insults directed at the national team players because of their wages should come to an end. And they should be treated with respect simply because they put their lives on the line to fight for the nation.
While speaking about Christian Atsu’s tragic death, he said, “This is the time some Ghanaians and people all over the world have to respect our job… for all these years all we hear is taxpayers’ money, this and that, but they forget that for every profession you get paid. You don’t know the risk we go through… We sometimes put our lives on the line to represent the nation in some war-torn countries. Look at someone who takes care of orphanages and so on, people depend on him; look at what has happened, he was trying to make a living and so this is the time people have to respect us a lot. The disrespect is too much…
“We risk our lives… we also go through a lot… this is an example for everybody, I’m in pain this situation has happened but this is a natural disaster, it shouldn’t have happened like that, but life goes on so whatever we can do to support the family we will do…” he told Peace FM.