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So everybody & their mommy is asking me who I'm rooting for in today's US v Ghana match. There is no right answer to that question! lol My dad called me yesterday w/ the argument that he needs a visa to go to Accra, but he doesn't need one to go to Manhattan. So that wise old man born & bred in Ghana is rooting for...yup you guessed it USA!!
Once my pops made this declaration my Auntie & I spent about 3mins hurling partisan invective at him. It reminded me of the intra-familial divide during the Obama v Clinton primary. My sister & I were early on the Hope train, while our foks were convinced that Hillary was "The One."
Well we know how that turned out.
I'm broadcasting in an hour & will be watching the first half of the match online before racing to get to the local pub where fans of all stripes will be raising pure heck! And I will be there, loud & proud rooting for GHANA!!!
No it's not because I'm not patriotic, and it's not because I don't love the stars n stripes. But when I took my citizenship they said I had to renounce all foreign princes & potentates. They didn't say anything about soccer teams...
I ain't never showed love to another potentate. I'm Obama all the way! lol But it's times like this when you get to meet the REAL Africans. I'm talking about the ones that eat fufu & palmnut soup son. Hawaii is sunny and all, but it ain't the same - don't let the birthers fool you. Everybody knows real Africans live in the Bronx (though I still rep BK all the way)!
The greatest irony is that Ghanaians LOVE the USA! And most Americans who know anything about it LOVE Ghana! The flag above is one that was designed for Obama's first visit to Africa as President, and where did he go? GHANA. And he loved it.
So here we are, brothers & sisters in a house divided. I usually give Team USA full dap in all sports. But until the US gets rid of these laws that prevent people like me from being President, I'm a' keep a special place on the football field for the African skies under which I was born.
Today Ghana represents Africa's last World Cup hope for the next four years. In the first World Cup on African soil, we are the only African team to advance past the opening round. So as always let me say God Bless the USA. But may God make the Black Stars shine BRIGHTER today! :)