Is this Spygate all over again?

France manager Didier Deschamps seems to think so, and he has informed FIFA that he suspects a spy drone has been hovering over his team’s training sessions. Does this sound like some sort of futuristic sci-fi paranoia? Maybe. But without Franck Ribery, France are probably feeling a little vulnerable already and don’t want to be put at further disadvantage.

Deschamps believes in the legitimacy of his claim, though, saying that “Apparently drones are used more and more,” which we’re not sure is actually true. France shares a group with Switzerland, Ecuador, and Honduras; do we honestly believe any of those three (relatively docile) countries are actually employing drones to spy on their opponents?

Deschamps, for one, believes that they are. But he won’t be the one deciding what happens from here, saying that “It's not up to me. FIFA handles this and has been carrying out an inquiry; we don't want any intrusion into our privacy. It's very hard to fight this these days.”

Was that a little NSA potshot? Because, if it was…yeah, we got nothing. At least we’re not French!

[via ESPN FC]