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"Let's stop the hypocrisy -- let's just stop doing these matches. We cannot tolerate our Marseillaise being jeered."

-- Bernard Laporte, the ministerial secretary of state for sport, suggesting that France no longer play friendlies against North African countries. Tunisian fans jeered "La Marseillaise" before Tuesday's friendly between France and Tunisia at the Stade de France, prompting government officials to say that any France match in the future would be stopped if the anthem was booed. The incident at the game followed similar problems in recent years against Algeria and Morocco. (AFP)

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