Pogba quits playing for France over Macron’s comments on ‘Islamist terrorism’
Published: 11:47 AM, 26 October 2020
France's star midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly quit the national football team over the country's President Emmanuel Macron's 'Islamist terrorism' statement- Islam is the cause of international terrorism.
Pogba's decision has come after President Macron said that 'monstrosity of Islamist terrorism' must be dealt with strongly and the French government’s decision to honour the teacher who published satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad (Sm), which Pogba reportedly resented.
However, neither the 27-year-old nor the French Football Association has commented on the speculation the various Middle Eastern news sources have reported this.
Pogba made his international debut in 2013 and appeared himself to lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
He has won 72 caps and scored ten goals for Les Bleus.