Isolated and under pressure in France after refusing to participate in the day against homophobia on the lawn of the MHSC in Ligue 1, Idrissa Gueye is still supported in his country.
The Senegalese Football Federation issued a press release on Thursday in response to the position taken by the FFF, which, through its ethics committee, urged the Parisian on the same day to justify his absence.
The Senegalese football body declared having read the letter from the FFF “with great surprise (and great concern about the treatment of certain players mainly of African origin, let’s say it clearly).
Difficult to find legal bases
And to continue.
"When ethics is based on hypotheticals and diktat, individual freedom is in danger," writes the Senegalese Federation.
If it is difficult to find the legal, statutory or regulatory bases of such an approach in the texts of football or sport in general, its purpose is on the other hand clear: to force the player to do what his free will does not inclined to do.
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