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.
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 that it is a personal matter.
A Djokovic se le linchó por no vacunarse y se hizo todo un circo mediático mundial. Gignac no se vacuna y lo aplauden y celebran. Mucha incongruencia de la gente. Liga MX debería hacerle PCR cada partido, porque atenta contra la salud de los demás jugadores. pic.twitter.com/AQWSD03RpE— Ricardo Cariño (@ricardocarino) July 20, 2022
“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 on his Twitter account.
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.
🚫💉 ES ANTI VACUNAS 💉🚫— Mente Futbolera (@somoslamente) July 20, 2022
El ídolo de Tigres 🐯, André-Pierre Gignac 🇨🇵 no desea tener la vacuna del Covid-19 por sus creencias religiosas.
Por lo que el francés prefiere no viajar a Estados Unidos para evitar algún tipo de problema.
Obviamente no estará en el juego vs MLS. pic.twitter.com/losDZ9s78q
The Mexican press recalled that Gignac did not travel with the Tigers 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.
A few hours ago the player was left out of the Liga MX 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, who scored a goal in the Apertura 2022 tournament on July 8 to give the cats a 0-0 victory. 1 at Mazatlan's house, on the second date of the championship.
Gignac has three top scorer titles in Mexico , in the Clausura 2016 and Apertura 2018 tournaments and has been four times league champion, in addition to being the leader of the scorers in the 2020 Club World Cup, in which the Tigres reached the final.