Manchester United star midfielder Paul Pogba has denied reports that he’s quiting the national football team over President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘Islamist terrorism’ statement.
The footballing world was shocked earlier this morning when reports of the French
man quiting the national team surfaced online as Pogba’s decision was reportedly
said to have come after President Macron said that ‘monstrosity of Islamist
terrorism’ must be dealt with strongly.
Macron’s comments come against the backdrop of the beheading of Samuel Paty
a school teacher who was killed for showing allegedly communal cartoons
to school children.
According to reports, the 27-year-old World Cup-winning footballer, a practicing
Muslim decided to quit the national side in the wake of widespread outrage over
The Manchester United midfielder have now taken to his official Instagram page
to deny such rumours as he labelled the reports as fake.
Paul Pogba noted how strongly he stand against any form of terror and violence
as he slammed the media house that initiated the reports.
He added that he will be pressing charges against the media house that published the
story as he noted how sad it is to have had such story published about him.
See Pogba’s post below:
Pogba, whose career kicked off in 2013 in France, played a central role in France’s 2018 World Cup triumph in Russia even scoring in the final against Croatia.