Saturday, 20 April 2019 | 19:42 WIB

When Michael Essien Goes Shopping at a Traditional Market

Former Chelsea defender Michael Essien (gilabola)

BANDUNG, NNC – Persib Bandung football club’s marquee player Michael Essien has again caused quite a stir among netizens and Persib Bandung’s loyal fans.

The scene started when Essien was caught on one of the netizens’ camera while shopping at a traditional market. Interestingly again, the former Chelsea player was not embarrassed to bring along a shopping bag usually worn by women when shopping at traditional markets to carry groceries.

It is easy for Ghana-born Essien to buy branded expensive goods. However, Essien remains one of the humblest footballers and does not hesitate to mingle with ordinary citizens.

Netizen @lynnaa0903 took the picture of Essien was shopping. Funnily enough, the 34-year-old player was carrying around a large shopping bag for groceries.

Essien stood in front of a socks and batagor snack food merchant. This funny photo of Essien has become viral among netizens and Persib Bandung fans.

"I am so happy to meet my idol @iam_ess again," wrote @lynnaa0903.

This photo has gotten likes from more than 3,000 people, including Essien.