Charles Taylor, an Asante Kotoko and Hearts Of Oak star, has slammed his old comrade Bernard Don Bortey for joining Kotoko’s celebrations last Sunday when they celebrated their 25th league title.
After thrashing bottom-placed Elmina Sharks 3-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium in week33, the Porcupine Warriors were declared winners of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League season.
The news that dominated the indigenous media space this morning, however, was photographs of their bitterest rivals, Hearts of Oak great, Don Bortey, joining Kotoko’s legends in the festivities and even raising their flag to the crowd.
Charles Taylor, a former player for both teams, remarked on Angel TV/FM that what Bortey did was uncalled for and that his move from Hearts to Kotoko was preferable because the latter benefited significantly from it.
“I can do that cos I played for both teams but not Don Bortey. He can go to the stadium and watch them but not to lift a their flag and join their celebrations.
“Hearts and Kotoko are rivals so seeing one legend celebrating with the other is totally disrespectful. I was invited to the game officially with money sent to me but I couldn’t because of the legends game we played.”
“I agree with Amankwah Mireku. What he did is a disrespect to Hearts. You can commend Kotoko for winning the league but joining their celebrations wasn’t the best.”
“If you do something bad and you apologise, mostly people sometimes listen but I don’t think Hearts of Oak fans will forgive him. My move to Kotoko isn’t like this cos at least Hearts benefitted from my move. There was no sense in celebrating with Kotoko.” He concluded