Paul Pogba denies quitting French team
Published : Monday, 26 October, 2020 at 7:23 PM Count : 193
Paul Pogba has denied claims that he has quite the French national team, branding the story as ‘unacceptable fake news’.
Reports in the Middle East claimed the Manchester United midfielder had stepped down from international football after comments from France’s president Emmanuel Macron alleging that Islam was the source of international terrorism, UK based newspaper Metro reports.
Macron’s comments came in the wake of the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty, 47, who was murdered on his way home from the junior high school he taught in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine – some 40km northwest of Paris. The French government bestowed the country’s highest honour, the French Legion d’honneur, on the teacher, who had shown images of the prophet Muhammad to schoolchildren before the attack.
However, Pogba moved to deny the claims on Monday. He posted a picture of the story on Instagram with a stamp saying ‘unacceptable fake news’. Later, Pogba added a full statement, confirming he would be taking legal action: ‘So 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.