The President of the French Federation, Jean-Pierre Escalettes, at a press conference next to Patrice Evra, claimed that Anelka didn't exactly said those words but was sent home because he refused to apologize in public for comments he made in the locker room. After his eviction Anelka issued a statement :
"I had a heated conversation with the coach. But it happened within the confines of the changing rooms, between the coach and me, in front of my team-mates and the staff.That should never have come out of the changing rooms. I don't know who can benefit from that but repeating these kind of things certainly doesn't help the team. My aim was never to destabilise the French team, an institution I respect. I accept my exclusion from the France team and I wish them good luck."
Former French Captain Patrice Evra also denied that L'Equipe's headline was Anelka's exact quotes.
Since L'Equipe is more a tabloid than a reliable newspaper, the quote that they used in their headline wasn't exactly what Anelka said. In fact according to the newspaper Le Parisien and to the French TV M6, Anelka didn't directly talk to his coach but mumbled in his corner :
"Go fuck yourself, do what you want with your shitty system"
Which is competely different from what L'Equipe first reported. Later L'Equipe acknowledged that they went over the top but refused to apologize for putting an inaccurate quote as their headline. According to the newspaper, the fact that their headline was wrong changes nothing at all. L'Equipe has a long story of bashing the French Team.
The sad part of this debacle is how the french media and their politicians handle the all story. As usual, the MSM used that sad story to create more headlines and drama. In fact, in L'Equipe's article, they painted all black players as bully, uneducated, scum (or Racaille in French, a term used to characterize people living in tough neighborhood)while stating that white players were bullied by the other non-white and non-christian player.
But the player that seems to get the more of L'Equipe's sympathy is other than Yoann Gourcuff. According to the newspaper, his father (a french coach) told them that Ribery and Anelka were bullying his son because he was white, christian, handsome, educated and from a rich family. But any where in the article, the reporter noted that Frank Ribery, himself, is white. But of course, since Ribery converted into Islam, like Nicolas Anelka, because his wife is a french-algerian, you understand why the french media decided to paint Gourcuff as the victim and to condemn without trial Anelka and Ribery.
Of course there is no secret that Ribery nor Anelka are Gourcuff's friends. But the idea that Ribery and Anelka hate him because he is white and christian is ridiculous when Ribery and Anelka seem to have good relationship with Toulalan, Lloris or Gignac who are as white as Gourcuff is. There is a rumor online reporting that Gourcuff might be gay which might explain why other players use to keep him outside of the gang. Maybe other are homophobics? or maybe Gourcuff isn't gay but others believe he is ? Who knows the truth ?
For fact, a French radio, RLT, invited a racist thinker named Alain Finkielkraut to discuss the defeat of the French Team against Mexico and the Anelka Fiasco. It comes as no surprise that for Alain Finkielkraut, the problem fot the french team is that there is "too much black players" who are "scum, uneducated, mobsters"...etc. Remember that in 2005, in an interview with the Israeli Newspaper Haaretz, he was quoted saying :
"Les gens disent que l'équipe nationale française est admirée par tous parce qu'elle est black-blanc-beur. En fait, l'équipe de France est aujourd'hui black-black-black, ce qui provoque des ricanements dans toute l'Europe."
Translation : "People are saying that the National French Team is admired because she is "Black-White-Arab". In fact, the french team is today black-black-black, and the europe is laughing at us for that".
Do you follow the logic here ? That crazy idiot doesn't want coaches to pick the best french players but wants them to pick players if they are white. "Reverse" affirmative action? Just note that idiot is defending Polanski on every French television and claimed that Polanski was arrested only becayse he was jew.
Sadly Finkielkraut isn't the only using the French Soccer Team's loss to race-bait or for political gain. In fact according to Liberation (Left-Leaning Newspapers), some UMP (President Sarkozy's party) lawmakers are starting to use it to inject race. One of them called French Players "scum" "guys who have a pea as brain"...etc.
Marine LePen the daughter and heiress of Jean-Marie LePen, French Right Wing King, came out and blamed that defeat on immigration. She was complained that there is too much black players not enough white players in that team. Unreal ! Seriously ?
Today it's Thierry Henry and Zinedine Zidane's turn to take the heat. According to many "hit-run" article, Thierry Henry was the leader of the showdown on sunday and Zidane, in the shadow, was undermining Domenech's authority by giving "orders" to Ribery, Henry, Williams Gallas, Nicolas Anelka and Patrice Evra. According to Liberation, it was Zinedine Zidane's idea to not allow Gourcuff to play during the France-Mexico Game. Really? The usual suspects, right? the arab, the white newly converted into Islam and blacks.
That how France works, as long players win, MSM and politicians consider them as french but once there is a defeat, they are seen as "black, arabs, muslims" who are scums and uneducated.
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