The AC Milan man was nominated for the challenge by team-mate Mario Balotelli and looked fairly content as he sat reeling off the names of those he would pass the buck to while waiting the deluge of ice water.
But Essien’s typically relaxed state quickly turned to chaos as the bucket was thrown over him, producing one of the best and most genuine reactions we’ve seen yet watch the video.
Meanwhile, Muntari, who also accepted the challenge, nominated Marco Materazzi and Emmanuel Adebayor while Armero wants Cristian Zapata and Víctor Ibarbo to do it as well. Nigel De Jong was the first Milan player to do the challenge, followed by Balo.
Per Wikipedia: “The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head or donating to the ALS Association in the US. It went viral throughout social media during the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014.
“The challenge dares nominated participants to have a bucket of ice water poured on their head. One common stipulation gives 24 hours from the time they are nominated to complete the dare; otherwise, the participant is asked to donate money to charity.”
Many famous people have done the challenge, and millions of dollars have been donated for ALS research.
Watch Essien’s reactions during the Ice Bucket Challenge:
Watch Sulley Muntari’s Ice Bucket Challenge: