"I asked for the players to be severely punished and for Patrice Evra never to come back into the France team. When you are captain of France, there is a
responsibility and a respect for the shirt and for people that you have to have."
-- Former French national team star Lilian Thuram, who recommended to the French soccer federation's federal council of which he is a member that captain Patrice Evra be banned for life for his role in the Bleus' training boycott during the World Cup. (AFP)