Paul Pogba has called out ‘The Sun’ newspaper over reports that he has quit the France Football Team after French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments on ‘Islamist terrorism’ (Read Full Story Here).
The Manchester United Star, 27, on his Twitter page called out the media outfit saying;
“Unacceptable,” “fake news”. He used a sticker on a screenshot of the headline from The Sun.
“So The Sun did it again,” he added. “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 the French national team to the pot.
“I am against any and all forms of terror and violence. 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 (if) it affects people’s lives and my life.”
Paul Pogba added he was taking legal action against the publishers, even though The Sun has already issued an apology.
A spokesperson for The Sun said:
“We reported on a story that Paul Pogba had taken the decision to quit the French national football team after it was published on a sports website.
“That story was also published on 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.”
This report came days after Macron paid tribute to a French history teacher who was murdered for using cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a class on freedom of expression for 13-year-olds.