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Kouyate, Sarr receive backlash for backing ‘real man’ Gueye over alleged LGBTQ snub


Cheikhou Kouyate and Ismaila Sarr have received backlash after appearing to back Idrissa Gueye’s reported decision to refuse to wear rainbow colours for PSG.

Gueye did not feature for the Ligue 1 champions on Saturday when players wore special shirts in an expression of solidarity to mark the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, on May 17.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino confirmed his absence was due to ‘personal reasons’, with French outlet RMC Sport reporting that the former Everton man did not want to represent his team in rainbow colours.

Gueye has now seemingly been backed by his Senegal teammates, Kouyate and Sarr.

Watford winger Sarr posted a picture of himself with Gueye on Instagram, with a fist emoji, three heart emojis and the words: “100 per cent”.

Crystal Palace’s Kouyate also appeared to show his support by uploading to Instagram, calling Gueye a “real man”, whilst adding  “we wholeheartedly support you brother”.

Sarr’s post – which has since been deleted – sparked lots of criticism with some fans calling for the player to be sold.

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