English press reports said that the French star Paul Pogba, the Manchester United player, retired from international football for his country after the statements of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, about what he called “Islamic terrorism.”
The British newspaper “The Sun” confirmed that Pogba decided not to play with France again after Macron’s comments.
Macron said earlier, “A citizen was killed because he was a teacher and because he was teaching students freedom of expression ..” This attack is part of the Islamists’ terror.
Macron added, “The whole country stands with the teachers, and these terrorists will not divide France … Darkness will not win.”
He later indicated that his country would not abandon the “caricature” (offensive to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad).
The newspaper quoted a source as saying that Bogba is upset not only by his extreme anger at the statements of Macron and his government but also by his sense of humiliation, especially after honoring the late French teacher by awarding him the Legion of Honor, the highest civilian honor in the country, in appreciation of the fact that he sacrificed his life to try to explain The importance of freedom of expression.
The newspaper revealed that Bogba considered the decision to honor the teacher as an insult to Muslims, especially since Islam ranks second in France after Christianity.
Pogba played 72 caps and scored ten goals for the French national team.