France Threatens To Take Their Ball, Go Home

You know how when you’re confronted with some kind of idiotic personality you’re supposed to ignore them instead of making a big deal about them and, thusly, encouraging them? Looks like they don’t know those rules in France: “Hear Ye! Hear Ye! From thus forward if thoust scorn our national anthem, we shall immediately halt the sporting contest!” (That’s French, right?)

Fans boo

The move comes hot on the heels of an incident in last Tuesday’s France-Tunisia tilt, during which many of the Tunisians in the crowd booed or “whistled” - which is apparently bad overseas - during “La Marseillaise”, the French national anthem. The intention of the threat is to calm the racial tensions that have plagued the sport recently.

Yeah, that’ll work.

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