Paul Pogba was left furious with the rag commonly known as “The Sun” after releasing fake news about him and his desire to quit international football.
The early morning news and trend on Twitter were heartbreaking for a football fan.
It stated that Manchester United and French star midfielder Paul Pogba is all set to retire from international football following the comments by the French president, Emmanuel Macron. However, the player has denied the false reports and is ready to take legal action against The Sun.
Paul Pogba took Instagram to voice his opinion. The statement read:
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.
The France international also said that he is against terror and violence. He proceeded to bash the press for misusing their “press freedom” and acting irresponsibly while doing so. Just pure laziness to go and report something that would infuriate a footballer as they have done with Pogba.
He further said:
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.
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Samuel Paty, a middle-school teacher, was beheaded by a radical terrorist after the teacher displayed the cartoon images of Prophet Mohammad. The teacher showed the caricature of Mohammad which was published in the satirical magazine named Charlie Hebdo. The teacher was beheaded when he was traveling back home.
The French president, Emmanuel Macron described the beheading as an “Islamic Terrorist attack”. He also stood firm with his decision regarding the caricature of the Prophet. He pledged that he will not remove the cartoons which depict the leader of a particular religion. People staged the protest and even called for the boycott of French goods after the president denied removing the cartoons of the prophet.
According to the recent developments, The Sun claims that they have modified the article after the player denied the claims of the outlet. However, all sports media houses should refrain from touching on the sensitive issues as sports are meant to unite people and not divide them.
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) October 25, 2020
Manchester United will lock horns with RB Leipzig on Tuesday in the Champions League. Paul Pogba started on the bench in a high-profile clash against Chelsea on Saturday which ended at 0-0. The French midfielder will have a big role to play for Man United against the UCL semifinalists as they ready themselves for a busy month ahead.
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