Former World Cup winning footballer Zinedine Zidane is supporting new French President Francois Hollande's policy of a 75% tax on people earning more than €1m.
Zidane, who retired from football after the 2006 World Cup final, was speaking in an interview with Le Monde. "I never had any problems with the act of paying taxes, donate 50 cents for a Euro earned. I do not live in France but I do not live in a tax haven. I live in Spain , I pay my taxes like everyone else. Today, with what happens, we will ask the money to those who have. It's logical" said Zidane when asked about the promise of Francois Hollande to impose income tax of 75% over those earning more than €1 million.
Zidane also added that foreigners deserved the right to vote saying "Someone who helps in paying his taxes, to work [in] the country has the right to vote. It is just what I think.
Since leaving football, Zidane has worked as an ambassador for his previous club Real Madrid.