Paul Pogba releases damning statement over false reports

Sensationalist and false reporting is something that an ever-growing list of footballers have had to deal with down the years, however Paul Pogba has often had to deal with more than most modern players.

Clearly the latest report, courtesy of The Sun, hasn’t gone down well with the midfielder, who took to Instagram to slam a piece claiming he was ready to quit the national team over comments from French president Emmanual Macron on “Islamist terrorism”.

Along with a screenshot of the story, with a ‘fake news’ stamp plastered across it, Pogba said he would be taking legal action against the paper over the story.

“So The Sun did it again… absolutely 100% unfounded news about me are going around, stating things I have never said or thought,” he said.

“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.”

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So The Sun did it again… 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 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 these 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! #fakenews #AllezLesBleus @equipedefrance

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“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 these 100% Fake News.

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“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 in a very serious topic this time, shame on you!”

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