Monday Oct 26, 2020
Manchester United and France football star Paul Pogba has denied quitting the French national team after President Emmanuel Macron's Islamophobic comments.
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.
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.