OPINION: Rows over Benzema and the French football anthem show race is still the key issue for Marine Le Pen

OPINION: Rows over Benzema and the French football anthem show race is still the key issue for Marine Le Pen

Whatever she may say, the new rows over the make up of France's football squad for the Euro2020 tournament and the choice of the team's anthem prove race is still a core issue and principal political platform for presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, writes John Lichfield.

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Far-right mag’s racial slur on minister nets fine

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