Michael Essien in The Chelsea Forum Posted February 4, 2008 · Edited February 4, 2008 by Bridgejunky · Report reply Don't know what this has got to do with Chelsea, how Michael Essien's father lives his life is his own business. I can't stand tabloid stories that meddle in the personal lives of others - e.g. Ashley and Cheryl Cole - to create a negative perception of one or more individuals when we or they don't even know the full story. I have to ask myself why anyone would possibly consider it news and worthy of their attention? Beats me. I suppose it's just another example of how our country has become obsessed by this celebrity culture, and how in turn has affected the quality of journalism these days. Do we really need to know how a certain Chelsea star sent sexy text messages to a shop assistant on his wedding day? Or would we rather hear about his performances on pitch, his thoughts on the club and team personnel, and his ambitions for the future? Please let us cast these rubbish peices of 'journalism' aside and forget about them, if nobody reads them, the reaction that the writer wants simply can't happen. The only reason we react is because we feel it's a snide dig at our beloved club and one of our top players. If you don't want to give the journos the satisfaction, don't pick it up in the first place, and most definitely don't take it seriously.