Soccer players aren’t the only ones being panned for the controversial “quenelle” gesture. All-Star guard and longtime San Antonio Spur, Tony Parker recently was cinged in the same pot of hot water which Nicolas Anelka found himself boiling in.
A three-year old photograph with Parker and comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala recently surfaced and the backlash was swift. Almost as swift as the release of the French baller’s apology statement.
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“While this gesture has been part of French culture for many years, it was not until recently that I learned of the very negative concerns associated with it,” Parker said.
Parker did not speak with reporters after practice Monday. He said in his statement that he would never repeat the gesture again.
“Hopefully this incident will serve to educate others that we need to be more aware that things that may seem innocuous can actually have a history of hate and hurt,” Parker said.
This guy Dieudonne M’bala M’bala is getting everybody in trouble as his notoriety increases. Hop over to the next page to see TP9 guilty as charged and don’t make any attempts to try it at your local Jewish neighborhood.
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