French politician calls on Idrissa Gueye to be sanctioned for refusal to wear rainbow shirt

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President of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse has called on PSG to sanction their midfielder Idrissa Gueye (32) for his opposition to wearing a shirt with a rainbow flag in his side’s victory again Montpellier on Saturday.

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Speaking on Twitter, Pécresse said, “The player of a football club, and particularly those who play for PSG, are role models for our children. They have a duty to set an example. Idrissa Gueye’s refusal to associate himself with the fight against homophobia can not go without sanction!”

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Pécresse also tagged PSG’s official Twitter account in the tweet. It is the second consecutive year that Gueye has missed the match dedicated to the LGBT+ rights campaign. His absence raised questions before RMC confirmed on Sunday that his opposition to the campaign was the reason for his absence from Saturday night’s match. 

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Pécresse is the President of the wider Paris region and also ran for Les Républicains during the 2022 French presidential elections. 

Author: Agyei

A hardcore football fan, who thinks Marcelo Bielsa needs his own brand of water cooler.

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