The former France and Manchester United star says France is the only major football country where there are no cities with two frontline clubs.
EU trade ministers' deal means the audiovisual sector will be excluded from any free trade agreement with the United States.
France says that it will not start negotiations on transatlantic trade talks if cultural industries are not excluded from the start.
In latest attack culture minister accuses Amazon of destroying bookshops as France wages war against the cultural impact of the internet.
The French government is considering introducing a 1% tax on the sale of smartphones and tablets to help fund French film, music and images.
France is suffering from existential gloom and the French have only themselves to blame for their malaise, according to new research.
Plagued by a reputation for gang crime and lawlessness, France's port city wants its year as European Capital of Culture to change perceptions.