France midfielder, Paul Pogba, has threatened to take legal action against UK tabloid, The Sun, over report that he has quit the national team.
The publication had alleged that the Manchester United midfielder, who is a Muslim, won’t play for the the Les Blues again, due to comment made by French President, Emmanuel Macron, that “monstrosity of Islamist terrorism” must be dealt with.
Macron’s comment had come after a suspected terrorist beheaded Samuel Paty, a school teacher in France, for showing to his pupils the caricature of the Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocking Prophet Mohammed.
The 2018 World Cup winner with France, while dismissing the report in an Instagram post on Monday, expressed anger at the publication, for dragging his religion and the World Cup holders.
“So The Sun did it again… absolutely 100% unfounded news about me are going around, stating things I have never said or thought,” he wrote.
“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 and my religion 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.
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“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 in a very serious topic this time, shame on you!”