Paul Pogba Reportedly ‘Quit Playing for France’ After Macron’s Remarks on ‘Islamist Terrorism’

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Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron condemned the ‘Islamic terrorist attack’ that resulted in the beheading of Samuel Paty in a Paris suburb by an 18-year-old man of Chechen descent after the teacher had demonstrated several satirical cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad to his students during a lesson on freedom of speech and conscience.

Manchester United star Paul Pogba has reportedly quit international football in the wake of comments made by French president Emmanuel Macron on ‘Islamist terrorism’, reports The Sun, quoting a number of Middle Eastern news sources.

The French professional footballer, 27, who plays for UK Premier League club Manchester United and the france national team was suggested by Arabic sports website 195sports.com as having resigned in outrage following remarks made on Friday by his country’s leader in connection with the government’s decision to honour history teacher Samuel Paty with the French Legion d’honneur.

Paty was posthumously awarded the highest decoration bestowed by the French state after he was murdered by beheading on his way home from the junior high school where he taught in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, 40 km northwest of Paris, by an 18-year-old man of Chechen descent.

The attack came after Paty had demonstrated a number of satirical cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Mohammad to his students during a lesson on freedom of speech and freedom of…

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