This weekend, Paul Pogba found himself in spite of himself falling into the heart of a dark history of extortion attempts by an organized gang since the publication of a violent video of one of his brothers, Mathias, of which the latter promises “big revelations” about the midfielder of the French team. A case that became legal with revelations, which even involved Kylian Mbappé.
• Who is Mathias Pogba?
The eldest of the brothers with his Florentine twin, Mathias Pogba, 32, is the older brother of Paul Pogba, 29. The professional footballer and Guinean international, Mathias explored, during a less prestigious career than the French world champion, second or even third zone clubs: in France (Quimper, Tours), in Italy (Pescara), in England (Crewe Alexandra, Crawley Town), Spain (Manchego, Lorca, Murcia), Netherlands (Sparta Rotterdam), Scotland (Partick Thistle), Slovenia (Tabor Sezana) and Wales (Wrexham).
The striker’s last experience was short in National 2 with ASM Belfort, where he participated in only 12 games between August 2021 and April 2022, interrupted by injury. The one who currently does not have a club refused to play in the B team of the club in Regional 1, when he was not called to the first team by his coach. He is a regular consultant for La Chaîne L’Equipe between December 2021 and May 2022.
Very close to Paul Pogba, with whom he is always on the phone and whom he sees when their respective schedules allow with his twin Florentine, Mathias always seems to be in public with the youngest of the brothers. He will be by his side during the 2018 World Cup or Euro 2021, bringing his good humor and his smile to the stands during Blues matches.
• What does he blame his brother Pablo for?
The relationship between Paul and Mathias may have deteriorated a few months ago, because the first was in March at a gala night organized by the second at the prestigious Shangri-La hotel, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris . All smiles, the two brothers made a joint appearance tonight to launch the Golden Score association, created by Mathias Pogba, whose goal is to advise and help athletes prepare for their post-career. On Instagram, we can see the publication dated March 24 where Paul congratulates his brother on the launch of this association. It was a few days before their relationship took a turn for the less conflicted.
In a text read in front of the camera and published on Saturday night on TikTok – and in four languages, French, Italian, English and Spanish -, Mathias promised to make “great revelations” about his brother, as well as his agent, Rafaela Pimenta, “his lawyer, his friend, his confidante and who is now called the most powerful woman in football and that [son] The brother calls his second mother”. These words left mysterious do not surprise the family of Paul Pogba, who will respond a few hours later.
• Why did the case take a legal turn?
In a joint statement, the lawyers of “Pickaxe”, of Yeo Moriba (the mother of Paul and Mathias) and of Rafaela Pimenta will reveal that Paul Pogba has been the subject of “threats” and “extortion attempts by the organized gang “. And that “the competent authorities of Italy and France seized a month ago”. This case between the Pogba brothers therefore took a legal turn. An investigation for “suspicions of extortion attempts” on the 2018 world champion was opened in France on August 3 by the services of the Central Directorate of the Judicial Police (DCPJ). The agency has determined that a large sum of money will be obtained from Paul Pogba to prevent the spread of the alleged compromising videos against him.
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Mathias quickly reacted to a series of messages posted on Twitter (“I hope you will not be deceived by the attempt to manipulate the media and the authorities”), while Info in France revealed the same time for more details on the Pogba relationship. Interviewed by investigators, the current midfielder of Juventus Turin can be sure that he was scared many times by a gang of individuals, especially made up of his brother Mathias and childhood friends, including two hooded men and armed with guns by assault.
A sum of 13 million euros will be claimed from him for “services rendered” in return for a necessary protection guaranteed to him for 13 years. The men even waited for him in July at the Italian club’s training center. In addition, the tricolor international should have sent a friend he hosted from his home after the latter stole 200,000 euros from him. through his bank card, he would have explained to the investigators.
• What does Mbappé do in this story?
What if this whole affair had its origins in a dark story… of maraboutage? According to Info in France, Mathias Pogba and the blackmailers threatened Paul to humiliate him by publishing audio messages in which he asked a marabout close to his family to cast a spell on his teammate in France , Kylian Mbappé. According to our information, Paul Pogba refused this request for maraboutage by the investigators.
Mathias will make Sunday night new heavy accusations against his brother on Twitter (“It’s not a question about money: you included me in spite of myself, I almost died for your sin, you left I’m in the hole while fleeing and you want to play. the innocent. When all is said, people will see that there is no coward, more traitor and more hypocrite than you on earth”).
Before apostrophizing, again, Mbappé. “Kylian, now do you understand? I have nothing negative against you, my words are for your benefit, everything is true and proven, the marabout knows! Sorry for this brother, a so-called Muslim who is perfect in teaching -witch, it’s not good to have a hypocrite and a traitor near you!” While waiting for the ins and outs of the Pogba affair to become clearer, this soap opera seems to have just begun.