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African Soccer Player Calls Out Colonizers Who Refuse To Acknowledge His Place In World Cup History

Asamoah Gyan is a legend in the AFCON tournament.

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Soccer fans are outraged over the blatant disrespect for African players in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) following a white player's supposed record-breaking game.

Major European news outlets claimed Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal made history for scoring in eight consecutive major tournaments when he scored a hat-trick against Spain Friday. 

In actuality, a Ghanian player, Asamoah Gyan, holds the record. Gyan accomplished the feat three years ago. In a tweet, he called out the "disregard" of his achievements. 

"People disregard my achievements in the World Cup history," he tweeted Friday. 

Many outlets excluded the African Cup of Nations claiming the largest tournament on the African continent was not as competitive as others. 

By some accounts, Gyan scored nine times. He scored a goal versus Czech at 2006 World Cup, an opening goal at AFCON 2008 against Guinea 3. Then, he squeezed in three goals at AFCON 2010 including SF winner against Nigeria. Gyan has scored in games at World Cups and AFCONs as recently as 2017. 

Many are calling out what they believe is racism and racial bias toward the tournament. 

His fans know the truth. It's time he received the respect he deserves. 

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