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French striker accused of insulting the victims of the Paris attack

The Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is in deep trouble.

He is currently under investigation by French authorities for blackmailing the French national teammate, Mathieu Valbuena and for driving without a license in Spain.
Now, he's being accused of insulting the victims of the Paris attack.
The El Clasico, which is considered one of the greatest rivalry in sports, was played about a week ago, in which Benzema and Real Madrid was humiliated by rival, Barcelona, losing the game 4-0.

But before the game, the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, was played in order to pay respect following the Paris attack.

And while the French anthem was played through Sanitago Bernabeu,

He spit!

As Benzema's actions went viral all around the world, France's right-wing member of parliament, Nadine Morano said he should be banned from playing for France. She went on to say his actions were an

"insult to the victims...no longer worthy of wearing the colours of France"

There were other responses, some condemning Benzema and others supporting him that he did not have the intention to disrespect the French national anthem and the victims of the attack.

What do my sports fans think? Is it okay for players to spit or should Benzema have been more careful?

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should have waited until the national anthem was over.not a sound judgement on his part
@jacobsnyder Ahh....got it. I just don't think it's respectful to spit during any country's national anthem.
@humairaa Same here! Thanks for sharing!
@InPlainSight Yes..and I think Benzema really needs a reality check!
@Darlin972 Haha that was a memorable World Cup especially with Zidane's infamous headbutt!
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