French footballer Paul Pogba said the rumours circulating on social media that he had quit France team were not true.
A number of online platforms have reported that Paul Pogba parted ways with the team after President Emmanuel Macron spoke against Islam.
UK tabloid, The Sun, and Arabic sports website, 195.sports.com, had claimed that the Manchester United midfielder did not like Macron’s calling the attack on a teacher, who who showed blasphemous caricatures to his class, an Islamic terror attack.
Pogba dismissed the news calling it, “Unacceptable. Fake News.”
The footballer led France to the World Cup in 2018 and he has 72 French caps and 10 goals.
“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 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 it affects people’s lives and my life,” he wrote on his Instagram account.
He said he was going to take a 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 in a very serious topic this time, shame on you!” he wrote.