Twitter Trolls Asamoah Gyan On 10th Anniversary of His Penalty Miss Against Uruguay
Today is exactly 10 years to the day since the most traumatic moment in Ghanaian and African football history, when Asamoah Gyan missed a penalty which would have made Ghana the first African country to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup.
Ghanaians on Twitter are remembering the tragic moment with some humour as they troll Asamoah Gyan over his miss that day.
On that fateful day, Luis Suarez used his hand to stop a goal for Ghana in our world cup quarter final.
We were given a penalty deep into extra time, literally the last kick of the game – Gyan missed!
The game went into a penalty shootout and Uruguay won – it was easily the most dramatic moment of the whole tournament.
Today in History, exactly 10 years ago, on 2 July 2010, Ghana's Asamoah Gyan missed a penalty in the dying seconds of extra time against Uruguay denying Ghana a chance to become the first African team to reach the World Cup semi-finals which broke hearts across the continent. pic.twitter.com/RDvfNSDIMO
— GHANA FACTS & HISTORY (@GhanaianMuseum) July 2, 2020
10 years after we can now laugh a little at the incident although it’s still painful.
Rather than mourn, twitter has decided to use the 10th anniversary to troll Gyan for his miss, sending him to the top of the trends.
Check some of the tweets we’re curated from Twitter below…
Today is exactly 10 years Ghana failed to reach the World Cup Semi Finals . Big shoutouts to Asamoah Gyan for giving us broken heart ,ayekoo
— 🕴🏽Mempeasem President 👷 (@AsieduMends) July 2, 2020
If Asamoah had converted the penalty in 2010 , all this wouldn't have happen . Sad News !!! Asamoah Gyan junior beaten mercilessly after missing a crucial penalty 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/b42jg78d3L
— Leahcim Pfeiffer__ ❤🇬🇭 (@real_KOFI__) July 1, 2020
Today is exactly 10 years since Asamoah Gyan missed that crucial Penalty vs Uruguay… I should have been selected to take that penalty. Like we be World champions by now.😒
— Mr Prεssdεnt🇬🇭 (@Opresii) July 2, 2020
Asamoah Gyan seeing the anniversary of his missed penalty on social media 💔😂 pic.twitter.com/uBphCzyjZj
— kwaku tee (@kwakustagger) July 2, 2020
Asamoah Gyan is the father of breaking heart😂 penalty killer
infact I collapsed 😂💔 10yrs today pic.twitter.com/5MM1eDcjvH
— Mickey (@afro_gal_kiki) July 2, 2020
What do you think Stephen Appiah said to Asamoah Gyan?
— Santa Claus🎅 (@iamsantaclaus_) July 2, 2020