The Silence of William Gallas

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So it turns out that France defender Gallas has decided not to talk to the press “for the duration of the tournament”, as a team official put it. Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris added ominously (if helpfully), “Whatever happens in our squad stays in our squad.” Rumor has it that Gallas is angry that France have made Patrice Evra the captain, overlooking his seniority. But Gallas is a bit of a nutter, and Arsenal actually took the captaincy away from him. Presumably, France recognized that the strain of refraining from laughter would be too much for the players in response to team talks like these: