Football star strikes action for LGBT rights

Football has an uncomfortable relationship with homosexuality. Rarely has this been shown so clearly as in the past few days in the case of Idrissa Gueye.

“Personal reasons”: The footballer Idrissa Gueye did not want to play in a rainbow jersey.

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Idrissa Gueye is playing the most successful season of his career. He won the African continental championship with Senegal in February and was welcomed home as a hero afterwards. With his club Paris St-Germain he secured the championship a month before the end of the season. But the 32-year-old Gueye caused the biggest bang on the penultimate day of the game – when he refused to play.

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