Paul Pogba attacks “The Sun”, which relayed the rumor of his departure from the Blues after Macron’s remarks on Islam

French midfielder Paul Pogba announced on Monday October 26 that he was going to file a complaint against the media, including the iconic British tabloid “The Sun”, which conveyed a rumor concerning his possible withdrawal from the France team as a sign of protest against recent comments by French President Emmanuel Macron on Islam.

“Absolutely 100% unfounded information is circulating about me, asserting things I never said or thought”, commented the Manchester United player on his Instagram account.

“I am appalled, angry, shocked and frustrated that some sources some media are using me to make totally false headlines on the very sensitive subject of the events in France by adding the France team and my religion in the batch ”, continued the world champion, who will “Take legal action against publishers and those who spread this 100% false information”.

“I am against any form of terrorism or violence”, he still wanted to clarify.

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” Shame on you ! “

This rumor originated in online media in the Middle East, where reactions were heated after Emmanuel Macron defended the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in the name of freedom of expression during the national tribute to the professor of story Samuel Paty, beheaded in an Islamist attack for showing the drawings in class.

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“We will defend the freedom that you taught so well and we will take secularism high. We will not give up caricatures, drawings, even if others retreat ”, had notably declared the President of the Republic, addressing the late professor.

Sunday evening, “The Sun” – targeted by the player who writes that the tabloid, customary of touting headlines and far-fetched stories, “Put it back” – had relayed these rumors about the player on his website.

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“In a quick message to Sun, who normally doesn’t care: some of you guys have gone to school and have to remember that their teacher told them to always check their sources, don’t write anything without making sure ”, advised the player.

“But, hey, apparently you’ve done it again and on a very serious subject this time, shame on you!” “, he concluded.

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