Paul Pogba has always been the target of media for multiple issues. Sometimes Pogba stated that it was just a piece of distort news based on his words and sometimes it was completely fake.
Yesterday morning The Sun reported that Paul Pogba is taking retirement from international football as a protest against France President’s comment against the Islamic religion. They claimed France President Emmanuel Macron said, “Unity and firmness are the only answers to the monstrosity of Islamist terrorism.”
Some hours later, in the evening when the whole world was shocked by the World Cup-winning French midfielder’s decision, Paul Pogba spoke out and slamed ‘The Sun’ for spreading absolutely fake news.
Paul Pogba in his Instagram handle said, “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. I am against any and all forms of terror and violence. My religion is one of peace and love and must be respected. 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 it affects people’s lives and my life. I am taking legal action against the publishers and spreaders of this 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!”
If a reputed media like ‘The Sun’ is spreading fake news in such a big issue against a top-class player like Paul Pogba then it is quite shocking for all the fans. For the sake of some publicity if the media forgets their responsibilities then it is very shameful as well.
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