Manchester United release statement after Paul Pogba condemns fake news ” story left him appalled, angry and shocked.
Manchester United have backed Paul Pogba after the French midfielder was appalled, angry, shocked, and frustrated’ by a ‘fake news’ story which emerged in some British media.
There were reports stating that Pogba had refused to the France National team after President Emmanuel Macron’s comment on terrorism.
Macron called the horrific killing of teacher Samuel Paty an ‘Islamic terrorist attack’ and added: ‘Unity and firmness are the only answers to the monstrosity of Islamist terrorism.
Pogba who Is an Islam by faith has denied taking any action based on Macron’s statement and Manchester United has come out to back him.
A club statement read: ‘Paul supports respect for his own religion and all religions, and is against any form of violence.
‘These stories are totally unfounded. Paul is fully committed to playing for his country.’
The 29-year-old had outrightly denied the news .”So The Sun did it again. Absolutely 100% unfounded news about me is 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.
The former Juventus star has threatened to take legal action against the publisher and writers of the fake news.
” 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 on a very serious topic this time, shame on you!’
‘The story was also published by The Mirror, Mail Online and other websites.
‘Subsequently, Paul Pogba has denied the claim and we have updated our story accordingly.
‘We apologise for any upset caused.’