Pogba’s slams France retirement rumours

Afp, London

27 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Pogba’s slams France retirement rumours

Manchester United's Paul Pogba said on Monday reports claiming he had retired from international duty in protest against French President Emmanuel Macron's comments about radical Islam were "fake news".

According to reports in the Middle East picked up by British tabloid The Sun, World Cup winner Pogba wanted to end his international career after Macron vowed to take the fight to Islamic radicals after the October 16 beheading of history teacher Samuel Paty.

"Unacceptable, fake news," Pogba, a converted Muslim, posted on Instagram with a screenshot of The Sun's article.

Paty had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed to pupils in a class discussion on free speech in a school near Paris.


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