Chelsea and Black Stars legend Michael Essien has deleted the post he made on his Instagram handle supporting same sex marriage.

He’s the first footballer to come out in public to declare his support for the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) group in Ghana.

The former Real Madrid midfielder assured the LGBTQ family on his IG handle of his support and urged the group to challenge the government to fight for their right.

“We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTIA community in Ghana,” a post on the Black Stars legend reads.

After several discrimination against the post, Essien took the post off his account and Ghanaians are still in awe that a respectable individual supports LGBTQ.

Most African countries have moved against same sex marriage and Ghana is no exception with the incumbent president insisting that nothing will change the rule.

“It will not be under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana, it will never happen in my time as president,” he stressed.