The weekend carried with it some lethal rumours. With the Ebola scare, it is no wonder people are going around “killing” celebs. This weekend, the lime-light was on former Chelsea Midfielder, Michael Essien. There were rumours that he had contracted the deadly Ebola virus. This accusation come only days after Birmingham City striker Dele Adebola was forced into a similar move; to deny he had contracted the disease.
Rumours emerged on Sunday night that the Ghana and AC Milan midfielder had contracted Ebola while on international duty. Reports originating from West Africa and Twitter began to emerge, with one source even using quotes from a ‘spokesman’ of the Italian club.
Riccardo Colli – who does work for the club – is reported to have said: “It has come to a big shock to everyone involved with the club but we are optimistic for Essien. “He is a very strong person and the Ebola has been caught in the early stages. He’s in experts hands so he should be fine.”
He posted “No truth in internet rumours that I have contracted Ebola. I’m very well & I’m doing very gud & will be training as usual tomorrow. #falsenews” Plus He was very angry at the rumors and posted;