Macky Sall, the president of Senegal, expressed his support to Idrissa Gueye, amidst a controversy following his absence in a match against Montpellier last Saturday, the day of support for LGBT rights.
While he was being criticized for his absence during the match against Montpellier during the day against homophobia, Idrissa Gueye received strong support on Tuesday in the person of Macky Sall.
The President of Senegal said on Twitter: “I support Idrissa Gana Gueye. His religious convictions must be respected.”
Since Saturday, the Senegalese international has been the subject of a controversy that has made even the French political class react. During the 37th day of the championship dedicated to the fight against homophobia.
He spent the match in the stands, refusing to join the event organized by the Professional Football League (LFP).
The club cited “personal reasons” to explain this absence. His coach, Mauricio Pochettino, said on Monday he was uninjured.