Lille president Seydoux slams tax proposals

The proposals, which were a flagship election policy of French president Francois Hollande, would see all businesses - including football clubs - taxed at 75 per cent on employees' earnings over €1million annually.

France's professional clubs agreed to go on strike in protest at the proposal, with a boycott of games planned for between November 29 and December 2.

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