Football star, Paul Pogba has refuted news he retired from the France squad after comments from his country’s president on Islamist terrorism. (Read here)
The midfielder took to his social media account to debunk the news, labeling it an “unacceptable fake news”.
”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”, Pogba wrote.