"He Brought it on Himself": Paul Pogba Banned From Football For 4 Years

"He Brought it on Himself": Paul Pogba Banned From Football For 4 Years

  • A professional footballer, Paul Pogba, will not be able to ply his trade for the next four years due to a ban
  • The former Manchester United midfielder was handed a four-year ban after he failed a drug test in August last year
  • This has attracted attention in the sports world as people opined that the ban could effectively end his career at Juventus

Juventus star Paul Pogba won't play football for the next four years because he has been banned.

Pogba, who was once the most expensive player in the world, now plays for Juventus, but he will hang his boot for the next four years unless there's a new development.

Paul Pogba banned from football.
Pogba was handed the punishment for dopping. Photo credit: Getty Images/Gabriele Maltinti.
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Media reports showed that Pogba failed a crucial drug test in August of 2023, prompting the regulatory harmer to fall on him.

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The 30-year-old star tested positive for testosterone after Juventus' first game of the season against Udinese.

The hefty punishment handed to Pogba came from the anti-doping prosecutor's office in Italy on Thursday, February 29, La Repubblica reports.

Pogba vows to appeal ban from football

The player's lawyers claimed that Pogba ingested the substance by accident and had rejected a plea deal.

Pogba said he would appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sports. He won't be able to return to the pitch unless the ban is overturned.

Football pundits suggested that this could potentially end his football career as he would turn 31 in March.

If he ends up serving the hefty punishment, he would have been 35 by the time it ends.

Football journalist, Fabrizio Romano posted about the development:

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Reactions as Paul Pogba is banned from football

@daebreak01 commented:

"Don’t feel sorry for him, he brought this to himself, he never took football seriously to be honest."

@iam_wilsons said:

"An appeal should be able to reduce the ban to 2 years max. What a wasted career for one of the most talented midfielders of his generation."

@lareto24 said:

"Man should just retire and start managing his street football team."

Netizens react as Osimhen repairs net on goalpost

In another sports story, Nigerian footballer Victor Osimhen lent his help when the net on a goalpost needed repairs.

He joined hands with other players to properly hang the broken net during Napoli's game against Sassuolo.

Osimhen, the celebrated striker, bagged a hat-trick during the game, which Napoli won 6-1.

Source: Legit.ng

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