“Believe me, you don’t want to be in Saint-Denis”: Thierry Henry’s pike does not pass

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Invited Wednesday May 4 on the set of an American streaming platform, Thierry Henry wanted to resume his interlocutor who located the Stade de France in the capital, insisting heavily on the fact that “Saint-Denis is not Paris”.

The sentence does not pass. Invited Wednesday May 4 on the set of an American streaming platform, Thierry Henry wanted to resume his interlocutor who located the Stade de France in the capital, insisting on the fact that “Saint-Denis is not Paris”. A correction from the former football player and 1998 world champion, accompanied by a short comment that did not please the mayor of the city, Mathieu Hanotin.

Thierry Henry indeed added: “Believe me, you don’t want to be in Saint-Denis”. A comment that sparked a lot of reactions on social networks and a response from the mayor concerned. As RMC Sports relates, the latter hastened to respond to him in a press release, defending his town and its inhabitants.

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“You are right, Saint-Denis is not Paris” replied in a press release, Mathieu Hanotin, the mayor (PS) of the city of Saint-Denis, Friday evening on social networks. “The contempt with which you have characterized our city is not acceptable. We are not Paris, but we are not infrequent for all that” he continued in the same press release, writing to the attention of the sports consultant .

“Gigantic potential”

The city councilor first recalled the difficult situation of his town: ‚ÄúSaint-Denis is a city in which the poverty rate is very high. The percentage of unfit housing is unfortunately one of the largest in France. insecurity in the public space is a scourge that we have not yet succeeded in stemming.”

Then took the opposite course by touting the attractiveness of his town, its “gigantic potential” and its cultural richness while the city “will host, with Paris and others, the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2024”.

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