PSG striker reportedly wanted to know why his name came up in family feud
Kylian Mbappe has contacted Pogba brothers Paul and Mathias separately to find out why he was embroiled in a witchcraft scandal and family feud, according to reports in France.
The Pogbas went public with their row over the weekend when Mathias posted a video threatening to do “revelations” about Paul, his agent Rafael Pimenta and Mbappe.
Paul Pogba followed this up by claiming he had been the subject of an extortion attempt, prompting Mathias to launch a rant on Twitter where he addressed Mbappe and seemed to suggest that Paul Pogba had used witchcraft to cast a spell on the 23-year-old. Old.
Reports from CNews have claimed that Paul Pogba admitted to contracting the services of a West African religious figure known as a marabout to use witchcraft but only to protect himself from injury instead of wishing Mbappe ill.
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Meanwhile, as an investigation progresses into the alleged extortion attempt – which reportedly saw friends of Mathias and Paul Pogba demand 13 million euros ($12.99 million) from the Juventus midfielder for protective services rendered – Mbappe reportedly contacted the Pogba brothers to find out why his name was dragged down their row.
🚨 Kylian Mbappé asked Paul Pogba, but also his brother Mathias, for an explanation, in order to read both versions, and to understand why his name was involved in the Pogba affair. (Source: @frvignolle) pic.twitter.com/UBSMDd5Zof
– Forward Live News (@DeadlineDayLive) September 1, 2022
Mbappe called the Pogbas on Thursday to better understand his role in the scandal, according to RMC.
And while the nature of the conversations Mbappe would have had with them separately is so far unknown, Mbappe is said to have reached out to them to get perspective on both sides of the argument and then draw his own conclusions.
French media say the Pogba scandal is the topic on everyone’s lips across the France squad, with head coach Didier Deschamps “more than attentive” to what’s going on so he can handle the case as he sees fit.
In 2015, when a sex tape blackmail controversy emerged between Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena, Deschamps memorably knocked out both men, meaning they missed out on France’s run to the European Cup final. Euro 2016 where they lost to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal as hosts.
While victim Valbuena never played for France again, Benzema was invited back to the fold last year for a failed Euro 2020 campaign which saw the Blues knocked out of the last 16 when Mbappe missed a penalty against Switzerland in a shootout.
With Mbappe tipped to be a future Ballon d’Or winner, he is likely to still travel to Qatar as part of France’s defense of the World Cup title they won on Russian soil. four years ago, while Pogba would be sacked if the scandal escalates or becomes a distraction as L’Equipe suggested this week.
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