Gueye: Senegal President Sall backs PSG star on LGBT stance

President of Senegal Macky Sall has backed Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Idrissa Gueye in the wake of the backlash that greeted his boycott of Saturday’s Ligue 1 fixture against Montpellier.

French elite division teams wore special edition shirts over the weekend to increase awareness of the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia – which is celebrated on Tuesday, May 17.

The Parisians as well as other Ligue 1 outfits marked the occasions with jerseys having rainbow colouring used on their name and number prints.

However, Gueye opted to pull out of the fixture against Olivier Dall’Oglio’s La Paillade because it is against his Islamic faith – an action that has been criticised.

Nevertheless, the leader of his native country showed the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations winner strong support on social media in the wake of the barrage of criticism.