What Paul Pogba said in his official statement to his four -year ban due to doping



World Cup winner and former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has given an official response to his four year ban from football activities due to doping.

Paul Pogba argued that the judgement is incorrect as he had never knowingly or unknowingly taken any banned substance to enhance his football performance.

He stated that he will appeal the judgement. The former French international also noted that the popular narrative against him is false and that he will explain to the public the actual event.

“I have today been informed of the Tribunale Nazionale Antidoping’s decision and believe that the verdict is incorrect.

“I am sad, shocked and heartbroken that everything I have built in my professional playing career has been taken away from me.

“When I am free of legal restrictions the full story will become clear, but I have never knowingly or deliberately taken any supplements that violate anti-doping regulations.

“As a professional athlete I would never do anything to enhance my performance by using banned substances and have never disrespected or cheated fellow athletes and supporters of any of the teams I have played for, or against.

“As a consequence of the decision announced today I will appeal this before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”

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