Watch: Man Utd Captain Harry Maguire Mocked During Debate In Ghana Parliament

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England and Machester United defender Harry Maguire cannot catch a break.


The Man Utd captain was the subject of ridicule during a debate in Ghana. Harry Maguire was mocked by a member of Parliament who unfavourably compared Ghana’s Vice President to the Manchester United skipper.

During a debate in Ghana’s Parliament, Issac Adongo branded Dr Mahamudu Bawumia an “economic Maguire”. He likened the Vice President’s performance to Maguire’s recent disastrous form since moving to Old Trafford from Leicester.

Fellow legislators were beside themselves with laughter as Adongo accused Dr Bawumia of scoring repeated economic “own goals”.

Harry Maguire Mocked Ghana
Issac Adongo (Image Credit: Citinewsroom)

During the unexpected football analogy, Adongo said before moving to the theatre of dreams, Harry Maguire “was tackling everybody and throwing his body everywhere… he was seen as the best defender in the world.”

He added that after his £80m club record move from Leicester to Man Utd, Maguire “became the biggest threat at the centre of the Manchester United defence”.
“[He was] tackling Manchester players and giving assists to opponents. Mr Speaker, when you see the opponents go to score, Maguire will score for them,” Mr Adongo said.

“Mr Speaker,” he continued, “you remember in this country we also have an economic Maguire. This economic Maguire, we’re clapping saying this man is the best in managing foreign terms. The same economic Maguire was at Central University delivering lectures on how to restore the value of the Cedi (Ghana’s currency). Mr Speaker why we gave this Maguire the opportunity to be at the centre of our defence, he became the rest of our own goals.”

Bawumia is ‘Economic Maguire’, he is scoring own goals – MP, Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo.

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Adongo seemed to have started a trend as more speakers continued with the football analogies. Making his presentation in Ghana’s Parliament, Alex Tetteh Djornobuah MP warned against voting the former president back into power by comparing it to Chelsea’s decision to bring back Romelu Lukaku.


He said it would be better to “maintain Maguire” rather than bring back a player they now know to be “the worst striker in the whole world”.