This may not help the situation of Idrissa Gueye. The Senegalese PSG midfielder refused to play Saturday night in Montpellier for "personal reasons" Mauricio Pochettino said after the match. He had not wanted to wear the jersey with rainbow numbers symbolizing the fight against homophobia.
The affair had gone beyond the framework of football to invite itself into the public square and the political arena. Monday, Valérie Pécresse, the president of the Ile-de-France region did not hesitate to react to the controversy, even going so far as to ask for sanctions. The capital club also said on Monday evening that it dissociated itself from this gesture which goes against the campaigns to fight against all forms of discrimination accompanied in recent years.
I support Idrissa Gana Gueye. His religious convictions must be respected.— Macky Sall (@Macky_Sall) May 17, 2022
As a reminder, Senegal punishes with one to five years of imprisonment any person who has committed an "unnatural act with an individual of his sex".
On May 17, World Day Against Homophobia, the League announced the auction of 114 jerseys worn by last weekend. Those of Messi, Neymar and Mbappé will be available. Not that of Gueye who had however collected last week nearly two million euros as part of the gala evening he had organized with his foundation For Hope.