LE SCAN SPORT – The PSG defender defuses tensions after being caught “liking” the message of former MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov.
A single click can have serious consequences, and be very meaningful. Especially at this time, in the current climate, and when it comes to “liking” the message of an individual who treats President Macron “as junk” and promising “serious consequences” to those “who in the name of freedom of speech insults the faith of over 1.5 billion Muslims ”. It is about the caricatures of the prophet Muhammad, and their legitimacy by the President of the Republic. “May the Almighty disfigure this filth and all his disciples,” the former MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov had further indicated, since it is he who is involved.
In this case, it is not this message, brought Friday to the attention of the 25 million subscribers of the young retiree of the rings (32 years), that several French sportsmen have “liked” on Instagram. Although, Detroit Pistons (NBA) player Sekou Doumbouya, did … His Saturday post, on the other hand, has aroused the approval of a few, such as footballers Youcef Atal (Nice), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) or Presnel Kimpembe (PSG). Although, the “like” of the latter has finally disappeared. Not the screenshots …
In this second post, Nurmagomedov does not insult President Macron, he does not rejoice in the recent terrorist attacks in France. He regrets, however, that “on the pretext of fighting for freedom of expression, the enemies of Islam and Muslims (…) are trying to offend the feelings of hundreds of millions of believers around the world by drawing caricatures. ”. And he concludes his prose by asking Allah to “drop his punishment on anyone who encroaches on the honor of the best of men, his prophet Muhammad”.
Still, Kimpembe, replacing this Saturday in Nantes (3-0 victory), wanted to extinguish the fire on Twitter, when some elected officials, Jordan Bardella (RN) not to quote him, are already claiming his place in the French team: “I play sports, not politics, defends the world champion. I don’t speak Russian either. I strongly condemn terrorism, all forms of violence without reservation, and all nauseating attempts at manipulation. ” The Niçois Atal also makes amends, on Instagram this time: “I liked a post from Khabib because I’m a fan of the sportsman. I didn’t want to hurt anyone. I am deeply touched by the last terrorist attack in Nice. I am a Muslim and I am against terrorism. ” Of which act.