Toulon Owner Mocks Dan Carter Over Japan Move
Outspoken Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal has hit out and mocked All Blacks great Dan Carter for his decision to quit France for Japan to ‘make money against one-legged opponents.’
The 35-year-old legendary playmaker was offered a contract extension with the Parisian club, but instead has signed a two-year deal with the Kobe Steelers, which starts when the current French season ends in June next year.
But Boudjellal took exception to the move in a video column on Eurosport.
“Dan Carter told us this week that he is 35, 36, and is leaving for Japan. But it must also be said that there is a beautiful financial project in a league where there are 10 matches including eight to play against one-legged players. All will be well, there is no problem,” Laughed Boudjellal
“This is not something that makes a rugby player dream of going to Japan. This is just dreaming of his tax inspector.”
“It is normal that he wanted, for his old age, to have a more juicy contract,”