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President backs PSG star over rainbow shirt refusal

Added 05-18-22 03:37:06am EST - “Paris Saint-Germain star Idrissa Gueye has been supported on Twitter by Senegalese President Macky Sall” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “President backs PSG star over rainbow shirt refusal”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Paris Saint-Germain and Senegal defensive midfielder Idrissa Gueye has received backing from his country's president for his alleged refusal to wear a shirt which supported the LGBTQ community.

The 92-cap international has been in hot water since reports from RMC Sport claimed that Gueye refused to play against Montpellier at the weekend as he did not want to wear a rainbow-colored number on the back of his shirt.

Though he traveled with the rest of the squad to the southern French city, Gueye told coach Mauricio Pochettino that he didn't want to play while citing "personal reasons," which meant he did not feature in the 4-0 win.

According to L'Equipe, Gueye also missed the same-LGBTQ support-themed day last season when Ligue 1 teams wore shirts with a rainbow on them, this time claiming he was suffering from a bout of gastroenteritis. 

But while campaign groups call for Gueye to be punished, he has found backing from Sengalese President Macky Sall.

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