Everyone likes a good prank, but France's Patrice Evra may have stepped over the line of good taste while sitting on the bench during the international team's recent friendly soccer match with Serbia. Evra was caught on camera wiping his rear end with teammate Mathieu Valbuena’s jersey, prompting outrage from fans for what appeared to be a lack of respect for the blue jersey.
Evra even sniffed the jersey for good measure, as if he wanted to ensure the 'surprise' for Valbuena was good enough to leave for him.
Granted it was probably a joke between teammates, but there's a time and place for everything, and this was not the time for this kind of behavior.
France international Patrice Evra made headlines for the wrong reasons Thursday, as the full back was caught on video camera wiping his hind parts with a teammate's jersey. While sitting on the bench during France's friendly versus Serbia, Evra was recorded acquainting his backside with the jersey of fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena. Evra, who captains Manchester...
Striker Karim Benzema and Patrice Evra sat out France's first training session of the European Championship on Thursday.
Benzema aggravated his back on the flight to Ukraine, while Evra took a knock to his thigh in Tuesday's 4-0 win against Estonia, in which Benzema scored twice. They did the occasional stretch as they sat watching their teammates training for around one...
The team Laurent Blanc picks for Tuesday's final warm-up game against Estonia is expected to closely resemble France's starting lineup for the European Championship match against England next week.
It is very much decision time for the France coach.
Having increased competition for places with some success, Blanc may now have to disappoint a couple of players.
France coach Laurent Blanc is still unsure what his best team is to face England in their opening European Championship match on Monday.
A recent 4-0 win against Estonia, the third straight victory in the warmup games, confirmed that France can be a force to be reckoned with in attack at Euro 2012, but some glaring defensive lapses left Blanc feeling frustrated.
Although he defended...
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