While this June 16 marks the 10th anniversary of the death of Thierry Roland, a look back at the most striking comments from the former television star. Comments that have often caused a stir.
That bastard Mr. Foote
Thierry Roland did not have his tongue in his pocket. Evidenced by his protrusion against Mr. Foote, referee of the Bulgaria-France match, on October 9, 1976. Dissatisfied with the decisions of the man in black Scottish, the commentator of Antenne 2 does not mince his words.
“So that, I’m really not afraid to say, Mr. Foote, you’re a bastard, he throws. What a scandal this arbitration, it is incredible. I have never seen such an individual. He should be in jail, not on a football field! »
The words of Thierry Roland caused a scandal, the management of Antenne 2 considering taking sanctions against its journalist. But it was without counting on the support of the viewers.
The Tunisian maid
If the Argentina-England clash has gone down in history for the diabolical performance of Diego Maradona, author of a brilliant goal and another handwritten, Thierry Roland, who officiates in the comments, once again sparks controversy. The fault with his remarks on Ali Bennaceur, the referee of the meeting.
” Honestly, Jean-Michel, don’t you think there is anything other than a Tunisian referee to referee a match of this importance? », he asks, adding: “I am not racist, I have nothing against Tunisians. Besides, my cleaning lady is Tunisian. »
Koreans look alike
A few days before the start of the 2002 World Cup, Thierry Roland is warming up during a warm-up match between France and South Korea, the future host of the competition.
And once again, the former ORTF incurs the wrath with comments with racist overtones. ” There is nothing that looks more like a Korean than another Korean, especially dressed as footballers, especially since they are all 1.70 m tall, they are all brown, except for the goalkeeper »he dares, triggering a new controversy.
The argument with Jean-Michel Larqué
As a result of the arrival of the Internet, Thierry Roland suffered another controversy during the 2002 World Cup. This time it was due to an altercation – off the air – with his friend Jean-Michel Larqué.
While he has just violently attacked the press officer of TF1 for places for the final that he could not have, the former midfielder stalks him in turn, afflicted by the attitude of his partner.
” The instructions? I shit on him yeshe launches, adding to the place of Jean-Michel Larqué: “Wait, you are not going to give me a lesson, be nice. » And the tone to rise and Thierry Roland to be more and more vulgar. ” There are places everywhere behind, don’t piss me off», he still asserts, adding: “I don’t give a fuck… you come to Laurent’s defense.» And if the message had not been clear enough, he also continues with a ” You speak to me in another tone and you interfere with your buttocks…»
This sequence will constitute a big stroke of the penknife in their relationship.