These “debates“were provoked by the personalities of the National Rally (formerly called the National Front).”I think we gave in to a ‘scum’ part of France by choosing this type of talk“, commented Jordan Bardella, vice-president of the far-right party, on France Info. Like him, some analysts insist on the choice of rapper Youssoupha, highlighting sentences from past songs. Endless beginning and By dint of saying it, two classics of French rap released in 2006, in which “the bantou lyricist” mentionned Marine Le Pen, the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen and president of the National Rally, as well as the author and journalist Eric Zemmour, sentenced three times for inciting racial hatred. He is the subject of another investigation, in progress, opened on October 1, 2020 by the Paris prosecutor’s office, for “incitement to racial hatred” and “racist public insults”, for comments made after the attack of September 25, 2020 in front of the ex-premises of Charlie Hebdo, in Paris.
Youssoupha does it again on his new album, alluding to racism, slavery and colonialism. On the song Solar Pleure for example, he raps: “France a country of crooks, they stole our works of art, put them in their exhibitions.“
In addition to the Youssoupha case, elected officials and far-right analysts are unleashed on Karim Benzema! They emerge from old declarations on his attachment to Algeria, the native country of his parents, deplore that he does not sing The Marseillaise and remain convinced of the authenticity of a video montage, showing it spitting on a pitch after the national anthem.
The return of the Real Madrid striker to the France team is delighting hundreds of millions of enthusiasts, eager to see him at work with Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé.
The three athletes could be associated from Wednesday, June 2, 2021, during the friendly match against Wales. The France team will compete for the Euro on Tuesday, June 15, with a summit meeting against Germany.