Former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra, has hit back at accusations of homophobia, after Paris Saint-Germain blasted him for calling the Ligue 1 club “a bunch of queers”, following their 3-1 loss to the Red Devils.
PSG condemned “Patrice Evra’s homophobic insults aimed at us… on social media” after a bizarre spat, in which Evra used the French word “pede”, a derogatory term for homosexuals, to describe the Parisians.
However, the 37-year-old claims his comments had been twisted by the French media.
“I made a video, as a joke as a friend, and the French media, they take it because I used the word ‘pede’, so they translated as I am against the gay people.
“I am not homophobic. I love everybody. So if I offend someone or I hurt someone, I already apologised.
“You have to be free for whatever you want to do in life, I will never judge anyone. Only God can judge me,” Evra wrote on Twitter.