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What They're Saying
June 27th, 2012 12:07AM
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"Today, many French people will ask why we pay so much out to people who respect the public so little. When the French are suffering from things such as a fall in their purchasing power and yet see players pocketing 100,000 euros at the end of this competition before then showing contempt for their public it is very painful."

-- French Socialist lawmaker Olivier Faure objects to the $125,000 bonuses paid to each player of the French team whose quarterfinal exit was marked by Samir Nasri's foul-mouthed exchange with a journalist. (AFP)

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  1. Carlos Thys
    commented on: June 27, 2012 at 4:33 a.m.
    Well said. He's right. I will probably very rarely in my life go on record agreeing in full with what a socialist politician says, but Monsieur Olivier Faure is on target. His comment is a bullseye. Merci beaucoup.

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