Football Rebels

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As the global sporting world lurches from one corruption scandal to the next, the indomitable Eric Cantona presents the stories of five football heroes whose social conscience led them to challenge unjust regimes, join opposition movements and lead the fight for democracy and human rights. ‘Football Rebels’ looks at a side of football that does not always make the headlines.

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The fa­mous foot­ball play­er chose to aban­don the French team to play for Al­ger­ian in­de­pen­dence.

Published On 9 Jul 2014
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Film­mak­er Gilles Rof ex­plains why he de­cid­ed to take a clos­er look at some of foot­ball’s un­sung he­roes.

Published On 21 Mar 2014
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