At the heart of a capital controversy for having obviously refused to put on a rainbow flocked shirt – a symbol of the fight against homophobia – Idrissa Gueye will have to explain herself to the leaders of PSG.
Since 2019, the LFP has taken part in the World Day Against Homophobia by dedicating a lifting of the French championship to the LGBT cause via flocking in the colors of the rainbow. But this Saturday, and for the second consecutive year, the PSG player Idrissa Gueye refused to take part. ” Idrissa made the trip to Montpellier, but for personal reasons he had to leave the team sheet. But he wasn’t hurt “, said Mauricio Pochettino after the match won by the Parisians on the lawn of Montpellier (0-4).
Since then the controversy has continued to swell, fueled in particular by the political class. ” Idrissa Gueye has neither communicated nor denied. But if ever there is a position, it would of course be quite regrettable in a country like ours, in relation to this fight that we are leading in connection with the sports federations and the League. It’s something that will obscure the beautiful image that football wants to give “, blows on RMC the Minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu, who however refuses to “ replace the employer on this file.
The PSG precisely, solicited by the same radio antenna, admits its embarrassment in half-words. ” Idrissa Gueye was not in the group for personal and individual reasons. Paris Saint-Germain have always been keen to fight all forms of discrimination and did so again on Saturday. This while announcing a quick interview with the Senegalese international to shed light on this case.
A posture that is not firm enough for the taste of Jérôme Rothen, who on RMC this Monday is firing red balls at the capital club. “ There is no weight of the management team, nor of the club, nor of the jersey, as very often at PSG… Do you realize this communication? Not even for a second do they speak of Gueye’s scandalous attitude. Because it is outrageous! […] QWhether you agree or disagree, you are there to represent a jersey, you are silent. We must all fight discrimination. How can you go in the direction of a player who refuses that? It’s malpractice, even worse than that. Do you realize the message sent? »
And the former Parisian, disgusted, to drive the point home: ” I’m not saying he (Gueye) is homophobic, I’m just saying he does what he wants. And in this club, everyone does what they want… If one day a teammate of Gueye comes out, will he refuse to give him a pass? He’s going to refuse to take a shower with him? But where are we going? This club is a mop. There is no one to wear their “cojones” and tell us that this is not normal. You have to force him to play. Period ! »
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