Ghanaian MP Isaac Adongo has offered Manchester United defender Harry Maguire an apology, 11 months after brutally comparing him with the country’s vice president that he blasted during a parliamentary session.
Addressing a sitting, Adongo, who represents the National Democratic Congress, made Maguire a figure of mockery at the end of 2022, as the footballer was struggling in both club and country.
“If you are a fan of football, there was a player in the United Kingdom, in England called Maguire who was playing for Manchester United,” Adongo said in parliament.
“Harry Maguire, he’s a defender. He was tackling everybody and throwing his body everywhere. He was seen as the best defender in the world, Manchester United were at the bottom.”
“He became the biggest threat at the centre of the Manchester United defence, tackling Manchester players and giving assists to opponents. Mr Speaker, when you see the opponents go to score, Maguire will score for them.”
Meanwhile, speaking in the same parliament on Wednesday, the lawmaker apologized to Maguire for the comparison.
“You remember that last year I was very quick to call my big brother, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Harry Maguire,” he told parliament. “Mr Speaker, I now apologize to Harry Maguire,” he said.
“Today, Maguire has turned the corner and is a transformational footballer. Maguire is now scoring goals for Manchester United. Mr Speaker, Harry Maguire is now a key player for Manchester United.”
In a post on X, formerly Twitter, the center back responded: “MP Isaac Adongo, apology accepted. See you at Old Trafford.” Maguire’s comment has since gone viral on social media.
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Published Saturday, March 2, 2024
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