Ginola threatens action against Houllier
Wednesday 23 June 2010
David Ginola has threatened to sue Gerard Houllier after the former France manager once again blamed him for Les Bleus' failure to qualify for the 1994 World Cup.
Ginola became the scapegoat after a cross in the last qualifying match against Bulgaria was too long and their opponents broke to score a shock winner.
Houllier, who was France coach at the time, placed the blame squarely at Ginola's feet and has reiterated that several times, including in a television show broadcast at the beginning of this month.
And the former Tottenham winger has had enough.
"In 2010, 17 years after, when I see the same person go on television and talk about this event where they treated me like a criminal for too long a cross, I'm sorry, I find this over the top," Ginola told L'Equipe.
"It's enough! Until my death they are going to talk to me about this!
"If at the time Gerard Houllier hadn't said these type of things, they wouldn't talk to me about this now.
"It affects my personal life, my children, it affects a lot of things, it's intolerable.
"Now, it's enough. I'm so sick of it...I have decided to press charges."
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