By Matthew Roscoe • 26 October 2020 • 16:54
PAUL Pogba has denied earlier reports claiming that he has quit playing for France and has said he is ‘appalled’ at the ‘fake news’.
The Manchester United midfielder is seeking legal action against The Sun newspaper, which published the original story, claiming that: “So The Sun did it again,” adding, “Absolutely 100% unfounded news about me is 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 (if) it affects people’s lives and my life.”
The original story claimed that due to the fact the 27-year-old midfielder converted to Islam in 2019, and President Emmanuel Macron had branded Islam a source of international terrorism, Pogba was offended that murdered school teacher Samuel Paty was awarded the French Legion d’honneur.
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