Why did the French national football team revolt in a way they did during the WC2010 in South Africa?
Pretty much everyone following the WC2010 knows what happened: Anelka was sent home after he verbally abused coach Raymond Domenech and then refused to apologise. Consequently the whole team went on a training-strike, much resembling common life and society in France.
Why do the French strike so much, including their national football team? From a cultural perspective this can be explained as follows: French culture, according to research from Professor Geert Hofstede, has a relative high score on one of the cultural dimensions Power Distance.