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Sports

Web Desk
October 26, 2020

Has Paul Pogba withdrawn from French team after Macron's comments?

Sports

Web Desk
Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Manchester United and France football star Paul Pogba on Monday denied withdrawing from the French national team after President Emmanuel Macron's Islamophobic comments.

The claims of him withdrawing from the national team were made on Twitter here, here here, here, here.

The same claim was also made here, here, here, and here.

However, soon after the reports of his retirement made rounds on the internet, the footballer rubbished all such reports, including British tabloid The Sun's.

Paul Pogba reacts to claims of his retirements on Instagram.

French President Macron is being criticised, with protests taking place in several cities across the world after he accused Muslims of separatism and vowed not to condone cartoons depicting the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

His comments came in response to the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, a 47-year-old teacher, who was attacked on his way home from a junior high school where he taught - some 40 kilometres northwest of Paris in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine.

The teacher had shown cartoons disrespecting Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), according to media reports.