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Gripes with Footballer Lilian Thuram

Categories: Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, France, Guadeloupe, Senegal, Ethnicity & Race, Politics, Protest, Sport

Of Lilian Thuram [1], a French football player of Guadeloupean origin, France-based Senegalese blogger says [2] (Fr): “Wanting desperately to become a Martin Luther King-style defender of the Black cause, Thuram seems to have no friends around him to tell him to calm down and to stay away from politics, an artform for which he is little skilled. His statements against [French Interior minister Nicolas] Sarkozy are so inept that he'd better shut up.”