Patrice Evra has slammed a French politician for attacking him for saying he regrets playing for the France national team and wishes he had played for his native country Senegal, something he has denied ever saying.
The Manchester United legend has denied saying he regrets putting on the France national team shirt and wished he had played for Senegal instead. Patrice Evra had been alleged to have said he regrets representing France at the international level and wishes he had played for his native country Senegal instead, with French politician Eric Zemmour attacking the ex-player for the alleged report.
The former-Manchester United player was alleged to have said: “If I could go back, I would choose to represent my native country, Senegal, instead of France.” Patrice Evra has, however, issued a statement to RMC denying the report and claiming the quotes were out of context and did not portray what he wanted to say.
However, Eric Zemmour, a French politician, accused the ex-footballer of being ungrateful to the country that made him who he is today: “France welcomed him, trained him, supported him, enriched him, acclaimed him. She simply forgot to make it French.” Evra wrote in response: “Idiot Eric Zemmour, continue to destroy France instead of posting lies. I love my country you are destroying it.”
Evra made 81 appearances for the France National team and played for the Les Blues at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups and 2008, 2012 and 2016 Euros.
Evra has created a social media presence since hanging up his football boots and will continue to share his opinions of the world with many fans on the internet.