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Paul Pogba allegedly quits French national team in protest of Macron's 'attack' on Islam





Paul Pogba
Paul Pogba on holy pilgrimage to Mecca

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has allegedly quit the French national team.

Pogba allegedly took the decision following remarks by France president, Emmanuel Macron, alleging that Islam is the source of international terrorism.

OGBONGE NEWS reports that Pogba is yet to confirm this report on his social media accounts as at the time of filing this reports, but trending reports are quoting Middle Eastern news sources.

Macron was said to have attracted Pogba’s anger following French government’s decision to honour a teacher, Samuel Paty, who had published images of Prophet Muhammed.

Paty, 47, was said to have been attacked on his way home from the junior high school where he taught in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 40 kilometres northwest of Paris. He was beheaded by his attacker.
 
He was awarded the French Legion d’honneur, the highest decoration bestowed by the French state, in recognition of the fact that he died trying to explain the importance of freedom of speech.

Macron described the murder as an ‘Islamic terrorist attack’ that took the life of the French teacher and later added: ‘Unity and firmness are the only answers to the monstrosity of Islamist terrorism.’

Pogba’s resignation was published on Sunday in some Arabic sports websites, which said that the decision to give the teacher the Legion d’honneur and the comments were the motivation for his decision to stop playing as a French international.

Reports said that Pogba considered the decision as an insult to him and to French Muslims, especially since Islam is the second religion in France after Christianity.
You will recall that Pogba converted to Islam during his adult years, bacause, according to him, most of his friends were muslims.

Born on 15th March 1993 to Guinean parents, Paul Pogba has two older brothers who are twins – Florentin and Mathias – who are also playing for the Guinean national team.



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