Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye has been ordered by the French soccer federation’s ethics board to reply accusations he missed a sport to keep away from sporting a rainbow jersey in help of the LGBTQI+ motion.
The Senegal worldwide was absent for Saturday’s 4-0 win over Montpellier in Ligue 1 for “private causes” moderately than damage, based on coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Gueye should “difficulty a public apology” or say the rumours he refused to participate in French soccer’s combat in opposition to homophobia are “unfounded”, based on a letter seen Wednesday by AFP addressed to the participant.
He additionally missed a match final 12 months on a day devoted to elevating consciousness in opposition to discrimination.
“This absence (in opposition to Montpellier)… may be very extensively interpreted as a refusal to take part,” wrote the FFF’s ethics board.
“One in all two issues, both the hypotheses are unfounded and we invite you to right away categorical your self in an effort to silence these rumours,” the letter continued.
“Or the rumours are true. On this case we ask you to concentrate on the affect of your actions and the very critical error dedicated.”
“In refusing to participate on this collective initiative you’re validating discriminatory behaviour… and never solely in opposition to the LGBTQI+ neighborhood,” it added.
Gueye on Tuesday acquired the help of Senegal’s President Macky Sall.
“I help Idrissa Gana Gueye. His spiritual beliefs have to be revered,” he wrote on Twitter.