PAUL POGBA made a touching tribute to his late father throughout chaotic World Cup celebrations.
The France midfielder, who starred as Les Bleus beat Croatia 4-2 to win the Jules Rimet trophy, led raucous scenes amongst French gamers.
However whereas Pogba made headlines for dabbing with French president Emmanuel Macron and sang ‘soccer’s coming residence’ to his hundreds of thousands of social media followers, you could not have noticed his heartfelt tribute.
Whereas posing with the trophy on the pitch in Moscow, Pogba was holding his pair of shinpads.
Pictured on the pads was a photograph of his late father, Fassou Antoine, who handed away final Could aged 79.
The shin pads had a picture of Fassou with a poignant message.
In French, it reads: “Oh Lord, don’t chastise me for what they are saying.
“Forgive me for what they have no idea and make me higher than what they consider me.”
After France beat Australia within the group phases, Pogba additionally pulled out his shinpads to share the message – the day earlier than Father’s Day.
Taking to Instagram after that match, the Manchester United star wrote: “Blissful Father’s Day everybody.
“Dad this one was for you.”
Final March, simply two months earlier than his demise, Fassou celebrated his 79th birthday, Pogba shared an image of the pair from a hospital.
He wrote on that event: “Blissful birthday useless dad, I really feel blessed to be your son.”
This March, whereas on worldwide obligation, he revealed a message to his father after scoring in a pleasant.
On that ocassion, he had a T-shirt with the message: “Blissful birthday dad, merci for watching over me and my brothers.”
Talking after the World Cup win, by which he scored a superb left-footed effort, Pogba mentioned: “It’s a dream since I used to be a younger boy.
“I hope now we have made the folks proud.
“I informed everybody earlier than the sport, ‘We’re 90 minutes away from realising our dream, we’re 90 minutes from getting into into historical past books for all times, and we have been 90 minutes away from making France rock — even youngsters, and their youngsters, will learn about this.
“‘So guys, we are able to do that. There are two groups and a Cup and we aren’t going to let one other staff take this Cup.’
“That’s all I informed them.”