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Senegal supports Idrissa Gueye after accusations of homosexual aversion

Paris- Senegalese President Macky Sall tweeted on Tuesday in support of Paris Saint-Germain footballer Idrissa Gana Guay, who is facing charges of homosexuality in France.

“I support Idrissa Gana Guai. His religious beliefs must be respected,” he wrote on Twitter.

Senegal’s international midfielder failed to play in League 1 against Montpellier on Saturday. Meanwhile, players wore rainbow jerseys to support the LGBTQ movement. According to Mauricio Pochettino, he was absent for “personal reasons” rather than injuries.

Therefore, radio station RMC claimed to have deliberately avoided the game to avoid wearing a shirt.

Messages of support for Gueye come from social media and political, arts and sports guru.

“When you sign (at a club), it’s about playing football, it’s not about promoting anything or putting your beliefs aside,” Matal Barsports Minister said in a statement on Monday night. Said.

Former Prime Minister Mahamed Baun Abdullah Dionne encouraged Gueye on Twitter.

He wrote on Tuesday in a post with a Quranic poem, using the Wolof word for lion (nickname of a national team player), “Wait a minute, Gainde.”

This year’s prestigious Neustadt International Prize for Literature award-winning author Boubacar Boris Diop has announced on Twitter that he is “completely solidarity with Idrissa Gueye.”

In Senegal, people are posting presidential tweets and photos of Gueye on WhatsApp’s pilgrimage to Macca.

“He pulled this stunt last year,” said Bertrand Lambert, president of Panam Boys and Girls United, a Paris-based football club focused on inclusiveness and diversity. “There is no doubt about his intentions.”

Gueye accused gastroenteritis of not attending last year’s event. -agency

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