Former Lyon Coach Bernard Lacombe Tells Female Radio Phone-In Caller To ‘Stick To Cooking’, Claims It Was Just A Funny Joke

Chris Wright

27th, March 2013

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By Chris Wright

Lacombe: Ladies man

Former Lyon player and coach Bernard Lacombe, who now serves as an unofficial “special adviser to club president Jean-Michel Aulas, has done a whoopsie by telling a female caller on a live radio phone-in to, in essence, “get back in the kitchen where she belongs”.

A lady named Sonia called into the phone-in on French talk radio station RMC on Monday evening to criticise misfiring French striker Karim Benzema, who has now gone 1,000 minutes without scoring for the national team, to which Lacombe mumbled:

“I do not discuss football with women, that’s how I see it. They should get back to cooking.”

How delightful.

Of course, after his sexist quip caused a fair amount of outrage, especially considering that Lyon’s women’s team are pretty much all-conquering at the moment, having lifted two Champions League trophies over the past few

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6 Comments

  1. shaun says:

    It is like saying ” I’m not a racist, I have black friends”

  2. Doctors Your Uncle says:

    Hahaha. I came here to write exactly that, shaun :-)

  3. gilbert says:

    “Some ladies regularly share (their opinions on football) with me and it is always with great pleasure that we talk about football tactics and I give them some advice.”

    “Advice” is wonderfully patronizing.

    This is another example of why ‘Faux Pas’ is one of the few French language expressions used the world over; made By the French, For the French.

  4. TravisKOP says:

    @gilbert: hahahahahaha too true

  5. Jarren says:

    Is it just me or is the sexist, out of date preconception about women belonging “in the kitchen” the sole reserve of absolute cunts?

    I see a trend.

  6. Herman says:

    It’s funny because it is true.

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