Karim Benzema was left watching France's thrilling 2-1 win against Romania to kick off Euro...
Karim Benzema was left watching France's thrilling 2-1 win against Romania to kick off Euro 2016 on television.
The Real Madrid striker was ineligible for selection for the European Championship after he was suspended by the French Football Federation due to the alleged sex tape blackmail scandal, which also involves compatriot Mathieu Valbuena.
Benzema could yet face jail time, potentially up to five years, after accusations that he encouraged Valbuena to pay the blackmailers.
Despite his obvious disappointment at a lack of involvement in the tournament, he took time out to watch the game. He may have been suspended, but Benzema agreed with recent comments made by former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona.