The day after the support displayed on Twitter by Senegalese President Macky Sall for Idrissa Gueye after his refusal to play in Montpellier last Saturday on the occasion of a Ligue 1 day under the sign of support for the fight against homophobia with a rainbow flocking of jerseys - "His religious convictions must be respected" - the PSG midfielder received a less conciliatory letter.
The National Ethics Council (CNE) of the French Federation has indeed sent him an unequivocal letter because of the gravity of the situation.
As reported by L’Équipe, the organization writes: “One of two things, either these assumptions are unfounded and we invite you without delay to express yourself in order to silence these rumors. For example, we invite you to accompany your message with a photo of you wearing the jersey in question. Either these rumors are true. In this case, we ask you to be aware of the scope of your gesture and the very serious error committed.
The CNE continues: “The fight against the discrimination suffered by the various minorities, whatever they may be, is an essential and constant fight. Whether it is skin color, religion, sexual orientation, or any other difference, all forms of discrimination are based on the same basis, which is the rejection of others because they are different from the majority.
The FFF organ therefore insists: “By refusing to participate in this collective operation, you are in fact validating discriminatory behavior, the refusal of the other, and not only against the LGBTQI community. The impact of football on society and the ability of players to represent a role model for those who admire them gives us all a special responsibility.”
Tuesday evening, it was Abdou Diallo, partner of Gueye in Paris in the Senegalese selection, who had supported him in an Instagram story with a snapshot by his side accompanied by the message: "We all know who you are Idrissa Gueye".
PSG, he had dissociated himself from the attitude of his player on Monday evening.
In Senegal, a 95% Muslim country and very practicing, homosexuality is punishable by a sentence of one to five years in prison and is widely considered as deviance.
Writer El Hamidou Kassé declared on Twitter to support Gueye “in the name of the principle of free belief and respect for differences. »
The movement "Y en a marre", active in particular in the defense of democracy, "vigorously denounces this demonization of which he (Gueye) is a victim", in a press release. He calls "the Ministry of Sports and the Senegalese Football Federation to provide official support to Gana in these difficult times".