Idrissa Gueye did not want to play with PSG in Montpellier last weekend because of the rainbow flocking on the jerseys in support of the LGBTQIA+ cause. Since this boycott, a few professional players have come to support the Senegalese community. Caught in a media storm after boycotting the PSG match against Montpellier (4-0) while this day of the championship was dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ cause, Idrissa Gueye has received several supports in the world of football, especially among his Senegalese compatriots. On social networks, some players shared their support for the winner of CAN 2022. This is the case of Abdou Diallo, club teammate and selection Idrissa Gueye. On Instagram, the defender posted a photo where he appears accompanied by the midfielder, with the following mention: “We all know who you are!” Another comrade of the Senegal selection, the Crystal Palace player Cheikhou Kouyaté reposted a photo of Gueye and him in Mecca, before sharing another photo recalling that Idrissa Gueye is a “champion with a big heart, a champion in (his) behavior, a champion in his generosity” and that he is and ” will remain a champion in (his) eyes”.Angry English fansThe message from the Senegalese midfielder did not please some Eagles fans.A few days after the coming out of Jake Daniels, a first in Great Britain since 1990 and Justin Fashuanu in England, this message goes badly Some Crystal Palace fans ask that “Kouyaté does not play the last game” while others say they are “very disappointed to see him wear the Palace jersey again” if the middle confirms his words. Cheikhou Ko’s Instagram story uyate in support of his selection teammate Idrissa Gueye. © Cheikhou Kouyaté/InstagramGueye’s teammate with the Indomitable Lions, like Kouyaté, Ismaïla Sarr also supported the former Everton player, before deleting his message. Support all the more embarrassing as the honorary president of Watford, Sarr’s stable, is Elton John, a gay music icon. Some Hornets supporters have called on Sarr “to leave Vicarage Road” or insisted on being “stupid to support a homophobe, the same week a 17-year-old boy had the courage to come out in the world of football”, reports the Daily Mail. Like some of Gueye’s teammates, the Senegalese government supported the gesture of the Parisian milieu. Senegal’s President Macky Sall has publicly backed Gueye, saying his “religious beliefs must be respected.” Sports Minister Matar Ba believes that sport and society should not mix: “When you sign (with a club), it’s to play football. It’s not to promote anything or set aside your beliefs.” In France, Valérie Pécresse has called for sanctions against Idrissa Gueye while Roxana Maracineanu, Minister Delegate in charge of sport, “regrets” this boycott. For the time being, PSG has not communicated on a possible sanction or call to order, but the club from the capital should soon talk to its environment about this absence.
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