New Delhi: French football legend Patrice Evra has reacted angrily to a French politician who attacked him for saying he should’ve played for Senegal over France – quotes he’s denied.
Patrice has claimed that quotes attributed to him regarding his choice of the national team are false and not what he said. Quotes had emerged alleging that the former-Manchester United player regretted choosing to play for the French team instead of Senegal, with French politician Eric Zemmour attacking him on social media.
Evra was alleged to have said, “If I could go back, I would choose to represent my native country, Senegal, instead of France.” He has, however, issued a denial to RMC, claiming the quotes were distorted and that they are not accurate.
Evra has landed in an online spat with French politician Zemmour after the latter posted a photo of the quotes on his Instagram with the caption, “France welcomed him, trained him, supported him, enriched him, acclaimed him. He simply forgot to make it French.” Evra wrote in response: “Idiot Eric Zemmour, continue to destroy France instead of posting lies. I love my country you are destroying it.”
Evra played 81 times for the France national team, representing the team at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, as well as 2008, 2012, and 2016 Euros. The matter appears to be over in the sense that Evra has issued a denial. The 41-year-old has become something of a social media sensation since ending his playing career and continues to express himself online, including with demonstrations of his deep love for his former club Manchester United.