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Friday, September 21, 2007

Sebastien Chabal doesnt want to speak English

One of the most talked about players at this years World Cup, Sebastien Chabal comes up with this classic line in a recent press conference.

Some people will say this shows pure arrogance. I personally think it's pure comedy.

A great moment from the World Cup.

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  • But didn't he then continue to speak in English?

    He should have spoken in a Manc accent for his Sale fans

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 21, 2007 4:24 pm  

  • Priceless.
    Look at his face when the video starts, he looks in the camera and when the reporter starts talking he scans the horizon for the target xD

    By Anonymous Kab-Prop, at September 21, 2007 4:54 pm  


    He seems to act with the same temperament than... Eric Cantona!

    (Excuse my poor English, I'm French.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 21, 2007 5:51 pm  

  • jaja this frenchs are disgusting, take a bath...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 21, 2007 5:56 pm  

  • His choice he's one hell of a player.

    By Anonymous wolcott, at September 21, 2007 7:20 pm  

  • has any of you ever been to france? NOBODY there wants to speak in any other language!i mean nobody, taxi drivers,hotel staff...and its not because they dont know other languages...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 21, 2007 7:36 pm  

  • When he doesn't want to speak english, no one speaks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 21, 2007 9:29 pm  

  • he french and he looks like a mongrel. wats up?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 21, 2007 10:54 pm  

  • wat a sap.owen reddan just picked him up and dumped him

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 21, 2007 11:22 pm  

  • leave it out! he has a very valid point! i'm english but he definately has a point! he might be a mongrel but he's a damn good player, probably the best impact player in the world cup! just look at what he did when he came on against Argentina!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 22, 2007 10:34 am  

  • You're in France and you wanna speak French, fair enough... but the RWC is an international event and someone may not know your language. Pure arrogance.
    Still a great player.

    By Blogger Belladavuz, at September 22, 2007 12:20 pm  

  • Look to be totally honest guys why should he speak french, you shouldnt go to a foreign country and expect everyone to bow down and speak your language!

    but alllllllllsooooooo maybe the "can i ask you...etc" was the actual question....WHICH Chabal then answered in english!!! lol


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 22, 2007 1:28 pm  

  • haha chabal is amazin

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 22, 2007 5:45 pm  

  • He wimpered that journalist off real easy. Marvelous line, considering where he plays. He and I bet some others had a laugh when they the journalist's face!

    (If you dont get it, watch this http://youtube.com/watch?v=CAHHzZJ9KmU&mode=related&search=)

    By Blogger Sea-Bass, at September 22, 2007 7:37 pm  

  • After he says "We speak French."
    I think the journalist is trying to be funny and says "Afrikaans?".

    But he's really quiet...Crank up the volume and have a listen.

    By Anonymous Graeme, at September 22, 2007 8:24 pm  

  • Shinx says: Ths guy is one of the best players I have seen in the cup so far. He plays in England, however his passion is for his home land, all respect to him for dealing with the reporter the way he did...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 22, 2007 10:20 pm  

  • LMFAO, he fucking owns.

    By Blogger OtterTheCanuck, at September 22, 2007 10:56 pm  

  • I dont think he is arrogant, he speaks french that's it. In general the people who only speaks english dont want/know to speak any other language and try to force everyone else to speak in their language. that's arrogant.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 23, 2007 2:37 am  

  • really funny, great player, still...roncero fucked him up,so as the whole french team, I think he didnt want to speak because of the beating the french had taken against the argentinians. muerte a esa gente. Larga vida a los pumas y al bochita ledesma.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 23, 2007 5:26 am  

  • All my respect for Mr. Chabal. Each one has the right to speak in his language in his home. If you send a reporter to france... MAKE SURE HE SPEAKS FRENCH, AND SO ON WITH THE OTHER COUNTRIES. I personally think his company is lame and have not enough money to hire decent employees.

    By Anonymous great page, at September 23, 2007 11:07 pm  

  • Funny, I don't think people should take this as him being rude, he was playing with the media. Very funny

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2007 2:41 am  

  • Well said. It is an international event but he is French for crissakes - would other players be expected to speak in languages other than their own - I think people who only speak English (and that's me included save for some pretty poor Italian) assume others should speak English when they can but frankly, why should they?

    I like the chap but think he's a little over-rated (and short to be playing Lock).

    By Blogger backin15, at September 24, 2007 3:47 am  

  • Arrogance? Don´t think so...
    The man is intitled to refuse to speak other language but his own on his home land.
    Arrogance is when blokes from the english speaking nations don´t try to speak ANYTHING other than english in other countries and have the nerve to make a disgusting face when someone doesn´t understand them.
    Arrogance is, as well, being argentinian.
    Do you know how does an argentinian commits suicide? He throws himself from the top of his own ego.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2007 3:10 pm  

  • jajaja.... great!
    He is in his own right

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2007 5:16 pm  

  • Absolute badass. Kab-prop is right, i think he is looking for something tackle even at that moment.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 24, 2007 5:54 pm  

  • Great player but should he not of said

    "No...Nous sommes en France, nous parlons français"?


    p.s. Sorry if this is not correct my french is not that good.

    By Anonymous Jim, at September 24, 2007 6:55 pm  

  • Keep the Argy jokes out of here, before I whip out the Hand of God and smack you POMs back over the Channel ;)

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at September 24, 2007 7:26 pm  

  • He's a national institution! A bloody hero!

    "Don't want speak English, we're in France"

    I can just imagine him in Sale in a French interview

    "Don't wanna speak French, we're in Manc-Country now... are ya MAD for it?!?!?"


    By Blogger Muse_Fan78, at September 24, 2007 9:24 pm  

  • Bet the French dont mind taking the English money though - He is an arrogant prick. It doesnt matter how good a player there is no need to be rude.

    By Anonymous Just a Fan, at September 25, 2007 12:05 pm  

  • I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at September 25, 2007 8:06 pm  

  • you know chabal likes to play with the media. recently he told them that he will cut his hair and his beard if they win ireland. everyone believed it... and well he didn't do it. I think it's a joke as i said he likes playing with the media.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 26, 2007 1:44 pm  

  • thats canny funny like. I like how he answers that question in english.
    Chabal rocks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 26, 2007 3:20 pm  

  • Chabal's response to the reporter's comeback:

    ek praat nie Afrikaans nie, jou ma se poes

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at September 27, 2007 1:55 am  


    By Blogger Arnaud, at September 28, 2007 10:49 am  

  • chabal is the best in the world !
    chabal is going to destroy you and your favorite rugby team !!!
    say what you want to say about him at him not on internet !!


    By Anonymous chabal, at September 29, 2007 3:26 pm  

  • well if you dont want to speak english pack your bag and go and play for a garlic eating onion munching beret wearing french club and not the ENGLISH speaking premiership

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 30, 2007 10:33 am  

  • funny how in Australia we have to put up with immigrants not speaking english in the country but he gets away with it and makes a stand personally i take my hat off to him.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 30, 2007 10:49 am  

  • Cheyanqu� your comment is legendary.

    Monty Python >

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 30, 2007 2:56 pm  

  • Awsome!

    I'm an ABs supporter (not a Kiwi), and I hate the frogs, but you gotta admit Chabal is one awsome player.

    By Anonymous The Clairvoyant, at September 30, 2007 5:25 pm  

  • That is a fair point.

    By Blogger Zandy, at October 01, 2007 7:10 am  

  • je suis français donc je parle en français,deja que le "match" de la france en 1/4 ce passe en dehors de nos frontières (RRRrrr!!!),on vas pas parler une autre langue aussi.
    mdr ---->lol

    and good cup of world

    un petit français qui passé par la.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 02, 2007 12:49 am  

  • en anglais, si vous plait

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at October 02, 2007 11:18 pm  

  • sorry i am so bad in english

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 02, 2007 11:47 pm  

  • It is totally irrelevant if he gives an interview in french or english. The main point is that this guy is a legend. If he didn't make a sigle tackle in the whole game or scored a single try I'd still watch it. His legendary mug will never be forgotten. Even Conan the Barbarian would not be ashamed of this guy's appearance. For all I care he can use his hands and feet to communicate. I applaude you Caveman!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 03, 2007 10:34 am  

  • The French are nationalistic, why should they have to speak English. Why don't the reporters learn French?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 03, 2007 3:01 pm  

  • well speak french, or moan in french..drown in french cos ur gonna need councelin when the All Blacks get thru with yall..Cardiff- Paint it Black!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 03, 2007 7:22 pm  

  • Perhaps if Chabal DID do an interview in English, it would go somewhat like this:

    ["Slap Shot" for those of you not into hockey]

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at October 05, 2007 6:41 pm  

  • It is very nice to see people who love their contry.I love mine to!I am from Romania so :nu va mai luati de oameni de valoare caci mi se pare foarte frumos gestul sau.Cand este in Anglia vorbeste englaza,in tara sa cere sa ii fie vorbita limba-mama.

    By Blogger geru, at October 08, 2007 8:08 pm  

  • Bravo Chabal ! Quand on est journaliste étranger et qu'on vient interwiever des français chez eux la moindre des politesse c'est de parler quelques mots de français ! la vraie arrogance elle est là ! Il existe un métier que l'on appelle traducteur...
    Enfin pas de souci , Chabalou brandira la coupe au stade de france !
    Dont worry He'll brandish the world cup at the stade de france in 15 days...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2007 12:44 am  

  • Que lindo este Chabal ! Y porque no seria el journalista que le pregunte en Frances.. la cupa del mundo esta en francia no ??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2007 12:47 am  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 09, 2007 12:50 am  

  • please stop being silly and thinking that is an another evidence of the horrible french's arogance. The journalist is french and he is definitely kidding chabal which had enough to endure theses kind of jokes from french journalistes.

    By Anonymous french tryin' to speak english, at October 10, 2007 3:39 am  

  • a think hes ryt wantin 2 speak in french wen immigrants n shit cum 2 this country are we expected 2 speak 2 thm in their language or are thy expected 2 learn ours it woood be differnt if the world cup was in britain. glad the french beat the cheatin all balck bastards:D great game

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 10, 2007 11:12 pm  

  • Respect to the Sea Bass, a really funny guy huh? I say bin the game and put Sheri and L'animal on, throw them a cow - the one who eats the most wins the match.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 12, 2007 8:39 am  

  • Fair play to the bloke. He's French in France, so why should he answer questions in English. However, if when he's at Sale he asks for anything in French, they are perfectly entitled to ignore the berry wearing, onion eating, garlic smelling donkey!!

    By Blogger Shaun, at October 12, 2007 3:05 pm  

  • well, we know the French speak German when they have to.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 11:18 am  

  • I read in an article that it had just been a misunderstanding.
    "That is not what I meant to say," Chabal explained on Thursday. It was not called-for, it was manipulated by the TV crews who were in front of me. I had just come from a long 3-hour training session and it had been a long time since I had spoken English, so I meant that he could translate my answer later."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 10:21 pm  

  • chabal thinks he is tough but comes across as camp as a field of boy scouts tents

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 22, 2007 11:23 pm  

  • for me chabal is right,I'm italian but I understand it,a french want to speack french in his country,and for me this is right,also because a journalist maybe did the interview in french yet before.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 16, 2008 11:09 am  

  • That just shows how great chabal is, he has re - invented the game of rugby and it's good to see him get one over on a fat english bloke, by the way I'm irish!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 18, 2008 11:08 pm  

  • can you hear his breathing? he needs some olbus oil badly.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 19, 2008 1:15 pm  

  • I Would Have Done The Same Thing.

    What Do They Expect If Their In France.

    By Anonymous evnz, at November 01, 2008 10:11 pm  

  • leguizamon speaks english, french, spanish and smashed him in the RWC.
    Ta da

    By Blogger hernan, at September 19, 2009 3:46 am  

  • Il s'agissait de la Coupe du Monde en France, le journaliste interrogeait l'équipe de France. Si la rédaction de ce journaliste n'est pas capable de trouver un reporter capable de parler en français autant qu'elle ne cherche pas à couvrir l'événement.
    L'arrogance est du côté où on veut bien la voir.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 30, 2010 9:10 pm  

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