Gyan, Ayew and the world of football fooled by George Weah’s presidential election

The football world were quick to declare former Chelsea striker as the winner of the Liberia presidential election, at a time it was too close to call.

Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew went on Twitter on Thursday to congratulate former World Footballer of the Year on his election as the President of Liberia, but they had to take it down when they realised the news was fake.

Arsene Wenger who once coached George expressed his joy to witness his former player become president and this is what he wrote.

“I would like to congratulate one of my former players, who became president of Liberia, George Weah.

“It is not often that you have a former player who becomes a president of a country and so well done Georgie and I would say just for him to keep his enthusiasm and his desire to learn and to win.”

These were the other people and institutions in the football world who were misled by the fake news

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Messi sets up PSG comeback win marred by Neymar injury

Messi sets up PSG comeback win marred by Neymar injury

Rangnick influence shows as Man Utd make a point

Rangnick influence shows as Man Utd make a point

Leaders Chelsea held to Man Utd draw as Man City go second

Leaders Chelsea held to Man Utd draw as Man City go second

Salt Lake stun Kansas City to advance in MLS Cup, Philadelphia move on

Salt Lake stun Kansas City to advance in MLS Cup, Philadelphia move on

Vinicius stunner seals late Real Madrid victory over Sevilla

Vinicius stunner seals late Real Madrid victory over Sevilla

Rangers win in Van Bronckhorst's first league game in charge

Rangers win in Van Bronckhorst's first league game in charge

Napoli honour Maradona by crushing Lazio and going clear at top

Napoli honour Maradona by crushing Lazio and going clear at top

Ivorian teenager Konate the two-goal star for ASEC in CAF Cup

Ivorian teenager Konate the two-goal star for ASEC in CAF Cup

Portuguese league discuss 'disgrace' after team starts with nine men

Portuguese league discuss 'disgrace' after team starts with nine men