Patrice Evra was on the airwaves of France Inter, Tuesday January 11, 2022 to promote his book I Love This Game, in which he revealed to have been the victim of sexual assault. He explained why he hadn’t spoken earlier.
Patrice Evra waited 40 years to dare to break the silence and reveal having been sexually assaulted when he was a teenager. He was on the airwaves of France Inter, Tuesday January 11, 2022, to promote his book, I Love This Game, in which he recounted his terrible trauma. Once again he assured that his alleged attacker was the principal of his college. When he was 13, he then offered to host him three nights a week to save him endless back and forth trips between his town of Ulis (Essone) and his new school. If Patrice Evra preferred to remain silent for very long years, it is becausehe was not ready. Besides, he didn’t want to cry. He was brought up with this principle: a strong man don’t cry. “It was your closeness that told you that: crying is weak“, allowed Léa Salamé to intervene.
“Yes quite“, Patrice Evra answered before assuring that it was however false since crying allows to release his emotions. Only, today, he felt the need to break out of silence to help other children who find themselves in the same situation as him. “I don’t want to be the savior either. I just want people to understand that when you’re in this situation, you gotta talk when you feel ready“, he again declared.
Patrice Evra does not consider himself to be brave
At the same time, the former football player assured that it was not a question of courage. “It’s all about being ready and speaking at the right time. I don’t want people to tell me I’m brave. This is not true. I just felt it was the right time for me to talk about it. “He was able to count on the support of his wife to empty his bag.
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