Paul Pogba “quits” France Team over President Macron’s Remark on Islam Terrorism

Paul Pogba France’s star midfielder has reportedly quit the national football team over President Emmanuel Macron’s ‘Islamist terrorism’ statement, reports said on Monday.

Pogba’s decision to reportedly leave the French team comes after President Macron said that ‘monstrosity of Islamist terrorism’ must be dealt with strongly.

The president was speaking in the wake of the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty, 47, who was attacked on his way home from the junior high school where he taught in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 40km northwest of Paris.

 

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He was accused of showing offensive cartoons of the prophet Muhammad to his class.

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Mr. Paty was posthumously awarded the French Legion d’honneur,  France’s highest honour, in recognition of the fact that he died for trying to explain the importance of freedom of speech.

President Macron described the murder as an ‘Islamic terrorist attack’ that took the life of the French teacher, according to The Sun.

 

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Macron reportedly said: “Unity and firmness are the only answers to the monstrosity of Islamist terrorism.”

The Manchester United midfielder, 27 Paul Pogba apparent resignation was published Sunday October 25, in the Arabic sports website 195sports.com.

Pogba, who is a devoted Muslim made his international debut back in 2013 and went on to lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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He has won 72 caps and scored ten goals for Les Bleus.

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The report said the decision to give the teacher the Legion d’honneur and the comments made by President Macron made Pogba quit international football.

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