Gueye refuses to participate in a match with PSG

Last Saturday, Idrissa Gueye did not enter, surprisingly, in PSG’s squad. Asked at a press conference about the reason, Pochettino argued that he was not injured and that his absence was for “personal reasons.” According to RMC Sport, the Senegalese refused to play against Montpellier because he was against a shirt worn by PSG players against homophobia.

Photo by Idrissa Gueye

On May 14, all the Ligue 1 teams wore a special shirt with the colors of the rainbow to vindicate the LGTBI fight against homophobia. Gueye was against it and that is why he was absent from PSG’s call. The player’s environment did not want to make statements to the French press when asked about the controversial event.

In fact, the Senegalese international already refused last season to play against Reims on the same dates alleging gastroenteritis. Roxana Maracineanu, Minister of Sports, has already considered the act “regrettable”, considering that there is no justification for being absent from a match for these reasons.