Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has had a love-hate relationship with the people of France recently, and his recent comments about the French soccer team probably won't help.
Serving as host for the ESPY Awards last week, Armstrong took a jab at the World Cup runners-up, saying "all their players tested positive ... for being assholes."
The Los Angeles Daily News first reported the comments; Armstrong later told the newspaper he didn't think the joke was that bad.
"Well, if they'd live with me and heard me at home, they'd know that was a step down," Armstrong said, the Daily News reported.
Armstrong has consistently said in the past that he enjoys living in France and has no problem with the French public, just the newspapers and doping officials who accuse him of wrongdoing.