Paul Pogba ‘shocked’ on ‘fake news’ claiming his resign from French team for Macron’s comments on Islam

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French footballer Paul Pogba said he was ‘angry, shocked and appalled’ over the fake news reported by some media about his decision to quit France National Team over President Emmanuel Macron’s comment on Islam.

Some media reports wrongly stated that the 27-years-old Manchester United star will leave the Franch national team over President Emmanuel’s comments on Islam where he vowed not to give in to religious extremism.

A recent Jihadist attack on France invoked resistance against the nation as Muslim countries called to boycott French products after France sternly reacted to a Jihadist attack that beheaded a man for showing Prophet Muhammed cartoons in school.

Worldcup winner Pogba, who happens to be a Muslim, said he was “appalled, angry, shocked and frustrated” that some media sources,” are reporting fake news and “adding my religion and the French National Team to the pot.”

“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,” Paul Pogba wrote on Instagram.

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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. 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! #fakenews #AllezLesBleus @equipedefrance

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Pogba said he’ll pursue courts for the ‘spreaders of these 100% Fake News,’ highlighting one British tabloid media The Sun.

“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!”

A history teacher called Samuel Patty garnered the ire of some radical Muslims for showing a caricature of Prophet Mohammed to his students in a class about freedom of expression.

In Islam showing images of the Prophet is deemed blasphemy.

The lesson did not go well and ultimately got him beheaded by an 18-years-old Jihadist who used two of his pupils to reach him and attack. The attacker was shortly killed by the French police after the attack.

The French government, which was already decisive to fight radical Islamism, responded strongly to the incident and flashed the same cartoons Patty showed in the class on government buildings as a protest.

This decision by France sparked resistance against the nation in the Arab world and many countries like Kuwait, Qatar, and Iraq called for boycotting Franch products and Turkey urging its citizens to follow suit.

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