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Bordeaux manager Willy Sagnol in extraordinary African player rant

Bordeaux manager Willy Sagnol has made some derisory comments about football players of African origin today in an interview with Sud-Ouest.

He had the following to say on the matter of AFCON and African players in general:

“There will be a lot less African players signing for Bordeaux because I don’t want to find myself with 12 players every who, every two years, leave for a couple of months. The advantage of an African player, is that he’s cheap when you get him, ready to fight, but football isn’t just about that. It’s also about technique, intelligence, and discipline. You need to have it all.”

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