A France international, a champion cyclist, a gun and a deadly affair. This is the true story of Pierre Mony, the footballer who got away with murder, written for issue twenty-three of The Blizzard. The story was also published in The Guardian, and featured on The Blizzard podcast.

Originally published as “Crime of passion” in issue twenty-three of The Blizzard.

Also published in The Guardian.

UPDATE: Also featured on The Blizzard podcast.

LINKS: Crime of passion: the footballer who got away with murder Blizzard / Guardian / Podcast

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Pierre Mony

The killer, French international footballer Pierre Mony:

Jean Delpierre

And the victim, champion cyclist and Grand Prix motor racing driver Jean Delpierre:

Published by Paul Brown

Writes about football, history, true adventure. The Guardian, Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, Longreads, Deadspin, etc. Latest book: The Ruhleben Football Association. Twitter: @paulbrownUK