Brendan O’Neill Brendan O’Neill

Idrissa Gueye and the problem with Pride

Pride seems to be no longer about celebrating gay freedom

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Is waving the Pride flag compulsory now? The Idrissa Gueye scandal suggests it might be. Footballer Gueye did not play for his team, Paris Saint-Germain, on Saturday because he declined to wear a new top on which the players’ numbers are emblazoned with the Pride colours. How dare he. Reject Pride, get shamed.

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