Gignac asks for respect for his decision not to get vaccinated

Gignac asks for respect for his decision not to get vaccinated

French striker André-Pierre Gignac, the best striker in Mexican soccer in the 2021-2022 season, asked this Wednesday for respect for his decision not to get vaccinated against Covid-19, which is why he refused to play in the United States.

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After the Mexican press revealed that not having his vaccination card is the reason why the Tigres UANL attacker has not been to his team’s games in the United States and will now be absent from the All-Star Game, the soccer player declared which is a personal matter.

A matter of beliefs and values

“On the subject that arose today, I want to clarify that I spoke with the board and asked them to respect; for me it is a point of belief, of training that comes from my childhood and my origin,” Gignac wrote in his Twitter account. Twitter.

A member of the French teams for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the 2016 European Championship and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Gignac has been the best scorer in Mexico since his arrival at the Tigres in 2015, with whom he has scored 117 goals.

The Mexican press recalled that Gignac did not travel with the Tigres last March due to alleged fatigue and was not at the Mexican Soccer Gala in Los Angeles, where he was recognized as the best striker, ahead of Argentine Julio Furch, from Santos Lagoon.

Outside the All-Star Party in America

A few hours ago the player was left out of the Mx League team that will face the MLS figures, which confirmed his inability to enter the United States.

“I appreciate the support and respect for my decision on this issue, which is 100 percent personal,” added the Frenchman.

Gignac has three top scorer titles in Mexico and has been a four-time league champion, in addition to being the leader of the scorers in the 2020 Club World Cup, in which the Tigers reached the final.

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