Marseille already in the eye of a storm

August 16, 2010

“When Patrice Evra pointed out to Lilian Thuram that ‘walking around in glasses and a hat does not turn you into Malcolm X’, he could equally have been referring to Hatem Ben Arfa, albeit in a completely different context. The richly talented, if inconsistent, France international bore a faint resemblance to the human rights activist while posing for a moody portrait to accompany an interview with L’Equipe at Charles-De-Gaulle airport over the weekend. Ben Arfa’s beard and his choice of spectacles meant he certainly carried off the look of a freedom fighter, even if his behaviour has once again divided opinion.” (FourFourTwo)