Not vaccinated against Covid-19, André-Pierre Gignac renounces the All Star Game

André-Pierre Gignac has given up playing the All-Star-Game 2022, a match between the best players in the North American League, MLS, and a selection from the Mexican Championship, due to his refusal to be vaccinated against the Covid-19, local media announced on Wednesday. “Gignac is not vaccinated against Covid-19 and prefers to avoid any problem if he goes to the United States”published Wednesday the Mexican daily Canchathe day after the publication of the 25 players called up by Liga MX to play in the All-Star Game in Minneapolis, United States.

“I asked them to respect my choice which is a conviction linked to my education, my family and my origin”

André-Pierre Gignac on Instagram

After the publication of the Mexican daily, the Monterrey Tigers striker reacted on social networks. “On the question that has been raised today (Wednesday), I spoke with the board. I asked them to respect my choice which is a conviction linked to my education, my family and my origin.argued the former Olympique de Marseille player on his Instagram account.

Ballon d’Or in the Mexican championship this year, the French international (36 caps, 7 goals) was not selected due to“a personal problem”, had indicated the Liga MX. Before this situation was revealed, Gignac, 36, had avoided traveling to the United States for the Tigers’ preseason game against Santos on June 22 in San Antonio (Texas), ” for personal reasons “. Foreigners must be vaccinated to enter the United States.

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