Due to an error in the collection of data to obtain Mexican nationality, the process of French soccer player André-Pierre Gignac, scorer for the Tigres, is under investigation by the Mexican authorities, the Mexican press reported on Thursday.
“Gignac is being investigated by the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) due to an anomaly in the information he presented for his naturalization process as a Mexican,” reported the newspaper Reforma.
After the Ministry of Foreign Relations detected the anomaly and notified the FGR, an investigation folder was opened to determine if Gignac was wrong or lied at the time of providing the data.
“Gignac’s lawyers argued that a human error generated the false information detected,” detailed the Mexican newspaper.
As soon as the investigation is complete, the French striker would be summoned to testify.
In 2019, Gignac and his wife Deborah passed the Mexican naturalization test in which they answered questions about the history and culture of the country. According to the footballer himself, he has not yet received the papers that prove dual nationality.
André-Pierre Gignac came to Mexican football for the Tigres since the Apertura-2015 tournament, so he meets the requirement of at least five years in Mexico to obtain the naturalization letter by residence.
In addition, the French footballer could also obtain the naturalization letter for having Mexican children by birth, there are two: Eden, born in 2015, and Mavy, born in 2019. AFP (HN)