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Absence on the day against homophobia: French Football Federation asks PSG professional Gueye for an opinion


Paris Saint-Germain's Idrissa Gueye stayed away from an anti-homophobia action matchday for the second year in a row, allegedly for reasons of ideology. The ethics council of the French association now wants to examine this.

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PSG midfielder Idrissa Gueye

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France's Football Federation wants to clarify the circumstances surrounding Paris Saint-Germain's Idrissa Gueye's absence from Saturday's game.

In this game, the team wore jerseys with rainbow numbers for the anti-homophobia day.

The Fédération Française de Football (FFF) Ethics Council has now written to the midfielder asking for clarification.

Gueye should clarify whether he was missing because he did not want to take part in the action, L'Équipe reported on Wednesday.

Either rumors are unfounded and he can quickly get rid of them with a message, for example accompanied by a photo showing him in such a jersey, according to the Ethics Council.

However, if the rumors are true, it would constitute serious misconduct.

If the professional refuses to take collective action, he legitimizes discriminatory behavior.

However, the Ethics Council has no disciplinary powers.

PSG had announced that Gueye missed the game against Montpellier for "personal reasons".

Gueye had already missed the action match day last year, officially due to gastrointestinal problems.

Homosexuality is still largely stigmatized in men's professional football.

Jake Daniels, who plays for the English second division club FC Blackpool, only came out at the beginning of the week – only the second active professional in the world.


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2022-05-18

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