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22 July 2017

Marcel Desailly reveals he feels safe in France despite military budget cuts

UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 01: Former Chelsea player Marcel Desailly applauds the Stamford Bridge crowd at half time (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC Via Getty Images)

Ghana-born Marcel Desailly says he feels safe in France despite the proposed military budget cut which has ruffled military chiefs.

President Emmanuel Macron is locked in a public battle with France’s senior general over military spending cuts as he faces his toughest opposition yet to proposed austerity measures.

The dispute threatens to become a political crisis after General Pierre de Villiers, the highly regarded chief of staff, stepped down.

But the 48-year-old former French international says he feels safe in the European country.



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