Stop persecuting Idriss Gana Gueye for his stance against homosexuality
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye has been ordered by the French football federation's ethics board to answer accusations he missed a game to avoid wearing a rainbow jersey in support of the LGBTQI+ movement.
The Senegalese international midfielder missed a Ligue 1 game against Montpellier Saturday during which players were to wear rainbow jerseys in support of the LGBTQ movement. He was absent for "personal reasons" rather than injury, according to coach Mauricio Pochettino.
"This absence (against Montpellier)... is very widely interpreted as a refusal to participate," the French Football Federation's (FFF) ethics board said in a statement.
"One of two things, either the hypotheses are unfounded and we invite you to immediately express yourself in order to silence these rumours.
"Or the rumours are true. In this case we ask you to be aware of the impact of your actions and the very serious error committed.
"In refusing to take part in this collective initiative you are validating discriminatory behaviour... and not only against the LGBTQI+ community."
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