This rumor originated in online media in the Middle East, where reactions were heated after Mr. Macron defended the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in the name of free speech during the national tribute to the professor of story Samuel Paty, beheaded in an Islamist attack for showing the drawings in class.
“We will not renounce caricatures, drawings, even if others retreat (…) We will defend the freedom that you taught so well and we will promote secularism“Said the President in particular, addressing the late professor. Sunday evening, the tabloid The Sun had relayed these rumors on the player his website. But Monday, on his Instagram account, the player posted a screenshot of the article from Sun with big letters written on it in English “Unacceptable – Fake News“. Before announcing that he had initiated legal proceedings against the English tabloid.
World champion in 2018 with the Blues in Russia, Paul Pogba (27) has 72 selections with the France team.
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 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. 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! #fakenews #AllezLesBleus @emmanuelmacron @equipedefrance
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