Lilian Thuram resigns from French federation

Lilian Thuram resigns from French federation

Published Dec. 16, 2010 6:32 a.m. ET

Former France defender Lilian Thuram has resigned from the French Football Federation, where he held a role as a council member for the last two years.

The FFF says Thuram quit after speaking with FFF president Fernand Duchaussoy last week.

The federation says Thuram wishes to help in a different role, looking at ''football's role in society'' and ''the fight against discrimination.''

Thuram is the second FFF member to resign in the last three weeks. Jacques Lambert quit as director to take up a new role helping UEFA organize the 2016 European Championship in France.


Thuram was critical of France captain Patrice Evra for his role in the World Cup debacle, when France's squad went on strike at training.