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Journalist Alleges Pervasive 'Hippy Crack' Usage In French National Team Squad


Journalist Alleges Pervasive 'Hippy Crack' Usage In French National Team Squad

A French football journalist has levelled a remarkable accusation against the country's World Cup-winning team, claiming that half of Didier Deschamps' squad are addicted to Nitrous Oxide - aka 'Hippy Crack'.

The claim comes from Romain Molina in a clip uploaded to his own YouTube channel. Molina is a former Guardian writer with a history of conducting in-depth investigations.

Given his reputation in the world of journalism, these are accusations that have to be taken seriously.

The claim is shocking enough in itself, but Molina goes on to imply that as many as three-quarters of players at French clubs also partake in the activity.


It's an issue that isn't yet being widely reported on, even amid on-going rumours in the country.

Watch Molina's video for yourself below, although you will need to on subtitles for his breakdown in English.

French football has experienced its fair share of scandals in recent years, but if such figures are proven to be accurate, this could be the biggest yet.


There have been countless other examples of footballers being caught inhaling nitrous, with Manchester City Full-back Kyle Walker, and three Swindon Town footballers both getting snapped doing the activity.

Whether or not the French Football Association launches a probe into this matter remains to be seen, as, for the time being, only Molina has spoken out.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Les Blues are currently on Nations League duty, having beaten Belgium 3-2 last night courtesy of an injury-time Theo Hernandez winner.


Next up for Didier Deschamps' men is Sunday's crucial Nations League final against Spain.

The manager will be hoping that these recent salacious allegations don't distract his team from their target of lifting the trophy at San Siro.

Topics: Didier Deschamps, Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, France

Tom Fenton

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