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Deschamps says he will never forget Benzema's racism accusations

Sat 16 January 2021 | 20:09

Real Madrid star claimed that Deschamps has surrendered to pressures from racists to leave him out of France squad for Euro 2016.

Karim Benzema

has not played for France national team since October 2015. The player has scored 27 goals in his 82 appearances for France but after getting arrested for an attempt to blackmail his team-mate,

Mathieu Valbuena

, he was never called up for the national team again. Despite Benzema’s denial, it was confirmed earlier this month that he will stand trial for his charges regarding Valbuena’s case and the alleged blackmailing over a sex tape. Back in 2015 when the story broke out, Benzema was heavily criticized by the Media and many believed that the player should not be included in the team’s squad for the upcoming Euro 2016. However, when Benzema found himself out of France’s squad for the competition he accused the team’s boss

Didier Deschamps

of having bowed to racist groups’ pressure that wanted to exclude Benzema from France national team. In a recent interview with RTL, Deschamps has spoken about the incident and how he feels about the whole thing today.

"It's a stain,"

he told 

RTL

.

"Even if with time it calms down a bit, I can't forget. It's not just about Karim Benzema. There are statements by other people too that have led to this violent act, which affects my family.

"When it concerns me, on my choices as coach, the tactics, the technical aspect, it has to be accepted and it does not matter.

“There, it crosses the white line. It touches my name, my family. For me, this is unacceptable.

“Saying certain things necessarily leads to verbal or physical aggression. I suffer the consequences. We cannot forget. I cannot forget. I will never forget."


source: SportMob