Wednesday, October 15, 2008

France makes anthem threat to fans ...

Football matches in France will be called off immediately if spectators jeer during the French national anthem, says the country's sports minister. 

France's national anthem was booed in Tuesday's friendly win over Tunisia. 

"Any match at which our national anthem is whistled at will be immediately stopped," said Roselyne Bachelot. 

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said the booing was "insulting" and that in the event of a repeat it would be necessary "to call off matches". 

"It's insulting for France, it's insulting for the players of the French team, it should not be tolerated," he added. 

"I think we should stop the matches when the anthems, whichever they are, are booed." More...

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