More annoying for PSG, the affair took a political turn after Valérie Pécresse’s tweet: “A refusal by Idrissa Gueye to join the fight against homophobia could not remain without sanction “, Writes the candidate for the last presidential election. The pressure is strong around a club that would have done well without such a ramdam at the end of the season. While Paris has fought against all forms of discrimination l One of his mantras, this episode comes to tarnish his image and we know how much the influence of the PSG brand worries Qatar.
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In France, an employer cannot refuse an employee to have a religious belief and any sanction vis-à-vis it would be illegal. Even if religion cannot be a pretext for refusing to perform tasks for which the employee was hired. In short, the file is not easy to manage. But this case initially strained relations between the player and his club. Mauricio Pochettino thus refused to cover Gueye in a press conference, declaring that he was not injured.
More than a year of contract
Last season, Gueye had already passed his turn during the day of the fight against homophobia for, officially, gastroenteritis. According to L’Equipe, the communication of PSG would not have pleased the clan of the former Lille. By putting himself aside, Gueye finds himself in a very uncomfortable position one year from the end of his contract. The tsunami he triggered could push him to find a way out this summer and take him away from Paris-Saint-Germain.
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