- Hearts legend, Bernard Don Bortey, has opened up about his relationship with the fans
- Don Bortey helped Hearts win several titles in the 2000's
- The former Ghana player played for Hearts between 2001 to 2010
Former Hearts of Oak player and ex-Ghana international, Bernard Don Bortey, has made an interesting revelation about fans of the new Premier League champions.
According to the former Phobian, he was treated like Jesus Christ by fans of Accra Hearts of Oak during his playing days, although he always had problems with management of the team.
In a post sighted by YEN.com.gh on Atinka FM's total sports page on Facebook, Don Bortey disclosed that fans used to lay their clothes on the floor for him to walk.
“I was treated like Jesus Christ by Hearts of Oak fans. They placed their shirts and clothing on the floor and I walked on it just like it was done for Jesus Christ," he said.
Don Bortey also likened his treatment to what the club's new darling boy, Ibrahim Salifu is enjoying now, referring to the days when monies were thrown at him after games.
"If you look at Salifu Ibrahim, everyone is mentioning his name here and there. In the game against Liberty, you saw the money that the fans dropped on him, but let me say that the money the Hearts of Oak fans poured on me those days was a lot more than this. I have taken some really good money from them than Salifu has," he added.
Don Bortey played for Accra Hearts of Oak between 2001 to 2010, winning the Ghana Premier League four times.
He also played a key role as the Accra-based giants won the 2004 CAF Confederation Cup and was top scorer in the 2002 Premier League season.
The Phobians ended an eleven year wait for the Ghana Premier League title after their 1-1 draw over the weekend confirmed them as champions, following Asante Kotoko's defeat at Bechem United.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a popular Hearts of Oak fan in Kumasi, who goes by the name Hassan, believes striker Daniel Afriyie Barnieh deserves a Ballon D'or nomination.
According to Hassan, the Black Satellites captain should be considered in the same bracket with Italy's European championship winner, Jorginho, who has been tipped for the coveted individual award.
In an interview with Kumasi-based radio station, Pure FM, the excited Hearts fan gave justifications for the need to hand the striker a nomination.
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