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Michel Onfray: “I will not watch a World Cup match”


BIG INTERVIEW - Not at all passionate about football or sport, the philosopher deciphers what they reveal about our society.


I always think that the time spent in sport would be wasted time for books

"... Would it be a funny idea to question Michel Onfray in the middle of the World Cup given his lack of appetite for football?

On the contrary…

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- We know you above all as a man of spirit, but is Michel Onfray a sportsman?

Michel ONFRAY.

- I was, but by obligation, never by taste.

Until I was 17, I lived with my parents and my brother in a small two-storey house: 17 m2 on the ground floor, the same upstairs.

Sport did not exist at home.

No family transmission therefore, while my dairy driver uncle was a Tour de France fanatic.

There was a football team in my native village, Chambois, in Orne.

A sign announcing the matches and the results was posted in the alley where we lived.

I have never attended a single game...

The world of football is an ethical, moral and political exterritoriality

Michel Onfray

The obligation was school.

I didn't like the sport even though I was pretty good at it.

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Source: lefigaro

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