Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has reportedly quit international football after French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments on ‘Islamist terrorism’.
Pogba allegedly made the decision after President Macron said on Friday October 23, that ‘monstrosity of Islamist terrorism’ must be dealt with strongly.
The president was speaking in the wake of the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty, who was attacked on his way home from the junior high school where he taught in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 40km northwest of Paris.
He was accused of showing his class two offensive cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.
Mr. Paty was posthumously awarded the French Legion d’honneur, France’s highest honour, in recognition of the fact that he died for trying to explain the importance of freedom of speech.
President Macron described the murder as an ‘Islamic terrorist attack’ that took the life of the French teacher, according to The Sun.
He reportedly said: “Unity and firmness are the only answers to the monstrosity of Islamist terrorism.”
It’s believed that Pogba was highly offended by the comments made in the media as a French Muslim and has now opted to step down from representing Le Blues.