A picture of Ghana player John Boye, reportedly with his share of a $3 million bonus in cash, has gone viral on the Internet.
Ghana are in disarray after a remarkable 24 hours.
First, reports that the players had demanded their tournament bonus in cash emerged on Wednesday. As per the BBC, a plane was chartered to fly the money in from Africa before another picture emerged of it being taken to the players in convoy:
Then, earlier on Friday, first-team players Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were sent home from the squad and suspended indefinitely, as per the BBC.
All of this came with the group-defining match against Portugal just hours away. After a creditable 2-2 draw against Germany, a win would give Ghana a chance of progressing to the last 16 of the tournament.
Whether the above picture is genuine—101 Great Goals also has a second image of Boye purportedly with Ghana officials—is yet to be confirmed.
As an image of Ghana's chaotic tournament, however, it is very resonant.