Boondoggle

One blogger’s personal bridge to nowhere

Aux armes, les spectateurs!

As someone who does not exactly show full reverance to the ballad of the “land of the free,” I guess I’m glad that I won’t be attending sports matches in France any time soon.

“Any match at which our national anthem is whistled at will be immediately stopped,” said [French Sports Minister] Roselyne Bachelot.

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said the booing was “insulting” and that in the event of a repeat it would be necessary “to call off matches”.

“It’s insulting for France, it’s insulting for the players of the French team, it should not be tolerated,” he added.

You know what else is insulting?  Colonialism.

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October 15, 2008 - Posted by | Soccer, Sports |

1 Comment »

  1. […] guy who knows a thing or two about playing soccer in France — has derided his country’s anti-booing plan as “absurd.” “Thirty years ago, when I played with the France team, the […]

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