Manchester United star, Paul Pogba has debunked viral reports of quitting France national team over a racist comment by the country’s leader.
UK outlet The Sun earlier reported that the 27-year-old is unhappy with the comments of French President Emmanuel Macron suggesting Islam was the source of international terrorism.
Reacting to the news, Paul Pogba condemned The Sun for publishing false news about him, without conducting due diligence. He also tagged the article as “Fake News” and vowed to take legal actions against peddlers of the news.
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 my religion and the French National Team to the pot.
I am against any and all forms of terror and violence. My religion is one of peace and love and must be respected. 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 it affects people’s lives and my life.
I am taking legal action against the publishers and spreaders of these 100% Fake News. In a quick shout out to The Sun, who normally could not care less: some of you guys probably went to school and will remember how your teacher said to always check your sources, don’t write without making sure. But hey, seems you did it again and on a very serious topic this time, shame on you!
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) October 26, 2020