john paintsil claims journalists were paid to destroy him
Written by Gossipghana on March 14, 2013
Ghana defender John Pantsil claims people have been paid to run him down following his recent domestic problems in Accra.
The Israel-based defender was arrested by the Police in Ghana for allegedly assaulting his wife after an argument broke out.
The right-back is also alleged to have beaten up a neighbour who tried the separate the fighting couple in their residence in the plush neighbourhood in Accra.
A section of the press in Ghana widely reported that he stabbed his wife but the report emanated from, the police spokesman Freeman Tettey who later retracted the stabbing claims.
Paintsil believes there are some people in the country who have paid the media to damage his previously clean reputation.
“We had arguments but I did not stab her,” Pantsil told Tel-Aviv based Channel 10.
“To be honest with you, some people were trying to (I mean) disgrace me and paying people to do unnecessary things, stupid things on air to destroy my name but I have no idea and I just wanna leave everything to God. That’s it.”
He also added that: “The Police made a mistake to issue that statement and they are coming out to apologize for it.
“Everything is fine, you can see I’m very very very well. Nothing like that; everything you’ve been hearing on the internet, radio or newspaper is bullshit.
It’s never true so please send a message across to people in Israel that they know who John Paintsil is.
“I’m not like that type and they should cheer up and keep their heads focused but I’m well, I’m fit and happy so nothing is going wrong on my side.”
The right-back had to be revived in hospital after collapsing in his home as his domestic issues took a toll on his health.
Paintsil’s is yet to return to his club in Israel where his contract with Hapoel Tel Aviv where has been told to look for a new club.
He was alleged to have bedded prostitutes at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.