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Karim Benzema: “I think that you should not mix football and politics.”

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema gave his latest set of thoughts on the Mathieu Valbuena sextape-blackmail affair that brought an end to his French national team career.

“When a Prime Minister is speaking about you, this no longer has anything to do with football. I think you should not mix football and politics. In my case, this is a political subject. With the Valbuena affair, I was dealt an unfair hand. I spent one day in prison and went back to Madrid sad. Now, I am 30, I have two children. I feel good here. If [France] needs me, they know where to find me.”

 


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