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Thierry Henry scored his second victory in Monaco on December 5, beating Armian 2-0 away with a brace from Falcao, a hard-won 3-pointer that saw Monaco escape the relegation zone after 77 days. After a difficult start to his career, the win not only put Monaco back on track but also gave Thierry Henry more hope for the next game than ever before for the former Arsenal star. Six games in the 17th round of the French league will be played on January 15 and 16, 2019, due to security concerns, the PFA announced on December 7. All fans who want to see the two former gunners face each other as coaches will have to wait more than a month. In fact, six events in la Liga have been postponed, a microcosm of French society in the past. People in France have taken to the streets since November 17 to protest against the rise in fuel taxes and the soaring cost of oil and living. Four people have been killed and hundreds injured since the protests began. With the addition of some people from the far left, far right and violent groups, the protests gradually turned into riots. The protests that took place on December 1st were particularly serious, with the French government pointing out that 75,000 people took part in demonstrations across the country, 5,500 in Paris alone. Three people have been killed, 133 injured and 412 arrested in the clashes. It was the worst unrest in France since 1968. “I have a very deep friendship with pat and he is a role model for me and for everyone. He has always been gifted, has always been at the top of the team, his presence also encourages you to strive to go forward. It’ll take me hours to get this straight, but he’s a very good man. “However, the “yellow vest movement” showed no signs of stopping, and as the protests spread, discontent with macron’s government spread from fuel taxes to other areas.

According to the BBC, macron is facing his biggest crisis since taking office. He passed a law in March that requires high school students to pass a systematic selection process to get into college. Some critics say it will restrict young people’s access to universities and lead to rising inequality, which has led to student protests at more than 200 secondary schools in France. On December 6th more than 140 people were arrested after young people took to the streets to protest macron’s education reforms. The bigger crisis seems to be yet to come. French trade unions have called on energy workers to go on strike on December 13 in support of the “yellow vest movement,” according to French media. The French truckers’ union has also staged a series of strikes since the night of December 9th to protest against cuts in overtime pay. As for the French farmers’ unions, they are also preparing daily protests from this week to demand higher incomes. There is no doubt that the “yellow waistcoat movement” triggered by the increase in fuel tax has turned into a full-scale protest against macron, and the series of riots and strikes that are or are about to take place also raises the question of whether this week’s Ligue 1 tournament can go on as usual after the postponement of last week’s tournament. At present, the French authorities have not made any statement. Riots, strikes and protests are nothing new in France to those familiar with the country, and football, the world’s most popular sport, is not immune to them. But the football-related riots are more racist and class-conscious. Not long ago, These Football Times author Alexandre Shira wrote an article about how racism and class attitudes affect French Football in the context of French politics. When the Gallic rooster beat Croatia to win the 2018 World Cup, many fans wondered, “how many French people are there in this team?”Indeed, as a after the second world war from the colonial countries introduced a large number of workers, 9. 1% of the population of France is immigration, and win the championship of the team in Russia, a total of 20 players have immigrant descent, this also is give a lot of French extremism counter space, “this is not to be the pride of France. “In fact, such discrimination has a long history in French football. Back in the 1980s, some right-wing French politicians described the Paris suburbs as “slums” of crime and chaos. You know, it’s where a lot of immigrants live, and it’s where a lot of future French players grow up. At that time, there were an average of two riots in the suburbs of Paris every year. It is reported that 34% of French people held racist attitudes towards immigrants at that time.

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