"I became a distributor and I had the pleasure of losing more money," he said, chuckling. "But I learned a lesson and it forged a path."
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Among them were the great-grandparents of Christian Karembeu, Thuram's 1998 World Cup teammate who, he explained, were shipped over to Paris from the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia and exhibited as "cannibals."
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