Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has reacted to viral reports of planning to quit national team following the comments by President Emmanuel Macron on Islam.
Earlier this month, Macron pledged to fight ‘Islamist separatism’ which he said was threatening to take control in Muslim communities around France.
Macron also described Islam as a religion ‘in crisis’ worldwide and said the government would present a bill in December to strengthen a 1905 law that officially separated church and state in France.
Macron accused Muslims of separatism and vowed not to give up cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad.
The President’s comment came in response to the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, a 47-year-old teacher, who was attacked on his way from the junior high school where he taught in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 40 kilometers northwest of Paris.
The Manchester United midfielder was alleged to have made the decision following remarks on Friday from his country’s leader.
As a result, there has been viral reports that Paul Pogba has reportedly quit national team over the President’s comments on Islam.
However, debunking the reports on his Facebook page on Monday, he wrote: “The Sun did it again… absolutely 100% unfounded news about me are going around, stating things I have never said or thought. I am appalled, angry, shocked and frustrated some “media” sources use me to make total fake headlines in the sensible subject of French current events and adding the French National Team to the pot. I am against any and all forms of terror and violence. Unfortunately, some press people don’t act responsibly when writing the news, abusing their press freedom, not verifying if what they write/reproduce is true, creating a gossip chain without caring it affects people’s lives and my life. I am taking legal action against the publishers and spreaders of these 100% Fake News. In a quick shout out to The Sun, who normally could not care less: some of you guys probably went to school and will remember how your teacher said to always check your sources, don’t write without making sure. But hey, seems you did it again and in a very serious topic this time, shame on you!
# fakenews # AllezLesBleus
Also, Pogba, while debunking the news on his Twitter account on Monday, he inscribed ‘Fake News’ on the report of the newspaper.
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