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Racism Has No Place On The Football Pitch: French Minister

Paris (March 28, 2018): The Sports minister of France, Laura Flessel has condemned the unacceptable monkey chants against French midfielder, Paul Pogba and forward, Ousmane Dembele during the international friendly against Russia in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

Laura Flessel, a former two-time Olympic champion in fencing, posted a message on her Twitter account on Wednesday.Image result for The Sports minister of France, Laura FlesselShe said that, “Racism Has No Place On The Football Pitch: French Minister


“We have to take action together on a European and international level to bring an end to this inadmissible behaviour,” she added.

During the second half of France´s 3-1 victory over Russia, a media correspondent heard monkey chants aimed at Barcelona winger Dembele, while internet users claimed to have heard Manchester United midfielder Pogba targeted.

Russia is under the microscope as it will host the World Cup from June 14 to July 15.

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