Stand­ing tall Bas­song plays to rep­re­sent fam­ily

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Sébastien Bas­song wanted to act as an “am­bas­sador” for his fam­ily in Saint-De­nis by play­ing for Nor­wich City against Chelsea on Satur­day. Bas­song grew up in Sain­tDe­nis and his mother lives in the com­mune in Paris, where po­lice raided a flat dur­ing the search for ter­ror­ists. “When I was watch­ing it, I couldn’t think about any­thing else,” he said. “But when I’m on the pitch, that’s the only place where I don’t think about any­thing ex­cept play­ing. I rep­re­sent my fam­ily, my coun­try, my peo­ple.”

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