A GHANAIAN MP bizarrely used Harry Maguire to attack his political opponents during a debate on the economy.
Isaac Adongo left both his political allies and football fans baffled and amused with his analogy which has now gone viral.
The 50-year-old, elected to parliament for the first time last year, was hitting out at the Vice President in a debate over the 2023 budget.
At which point the MP turned to football to press home his point as he referenced Maguire, currently staring for England at the World Cup.
Mr Adongo said: "If you're a fan of football … there was a player in England called [Harry] Maguire who was playing for Manchester United. He's a defender.
"[At Leicester] he was tackling everybody and throwing his body everywhere. He was seen as the best defender in the world.
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"Manchester United went and bought him. He became the biggest threat at the centre of Manchester United's defence, tackling [his own] players and giving assists to opponents.
"Mr Speaker, when even opponents fail to score, Maguire will score for them.
"Mr Speaker, you remember in this country we also have an Economic Maguire."
He then added that the VP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, scored "own goals" like the defender.
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While the politicians around him broke down in laughter, Twitter was slightly more bemused by the odd speech and United fans rushed to their player's defence.
One person said: "What makes it funnier is that Maguire has only ever scored one own goal in his career."
Another added: "Surely this is a voiceover. Harsh on Maguire though."
While one very sympathetic fan added: "At this point, he transcends Phil Jones. A decade of following football, he is the most ridiculed player I have ever seen. Very unfair to him."
Other football followers, wary of the ongoing tournament in Qatar, were dreaming of a new World Cup rivalry.
One wrote: "Nahhhh I need England vs Ghana at the World Cup."
Another added: "England vs Ghana gonna hit hard."
If the pair were to meet in the tournament, Maguire may well prove to be a barrier to success for the African nation.
The centre-back has been praised for his World Cup performances after coming under heavy criticism for his club outings.
When he's not been defending at this tournament, Maguire has even found time to go off on dizzying, Lionel Messi-style runs.
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While England have booked a place in the last 16, Ghana still have some work to do.
They face off with old foes Luis Suarez and Uruguay tomorrow afternoon.
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