“Emmanuel Macron has never favored discretion in his relations with football” | EUROtoday

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VSt is a convention, the President of the Republic attends the ultimate of the French Football Cup. But, in all probability as a result of Emmanuel Macron is omnipresent within the media on many different fields, some fanatics see him as a neighbor who invitations himself to the match or a colleague who leaves you no different alternative than to speak concerning the ball in entrance of the machine espresso.

Saturday May 25 night in Lille, earlier than the ultimate between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais (2-1), just like the earlier 12 months, Emmanuel Macron was compelled to surrender his habits, deviating from protocol of the presentation of the gamers to the Head of State. The scene, which typically takes place on the pitch, occurred within the corridors of the stadium, for the cameras solely, with the intention to keep away from a response from the general public.

Before him, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1978) or François Mitterrand (1983) had already suffered boos. Later, François Hollande didn’t subscribe to the ritual throughout his mandate (2012-2017). In May 2009, Nicolas Sarkozy, who needed to skip the Guingamp-Rennes closing, lastly confirmed up there. He had given an interview from backstage on the Stade de France… through the presentation, thus avoiding it. Three years later, an arrival after kick-off didn’t save him from a barrage of whistles through the trophy presentation.

A staged relationship

We might see Emmanuel Macron's avoidance as proof of the disrespect of soccer followers somewhat than yet one more symptom of the Republican disaster. But even for the opening match of the Rugby World Cup, on September 8, 2023, an viewers that one would have sworn was extra lenient in the direction of Macronism had heckled him.

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Let's not exclude that the soccer public will probably be much more irritated by this head of state. And not just for having repeatedly eternalized the protocol of the Coupe de France, with penetrating glances, pleasant palpations and inexplicably drawn out dialogues regardless of their thinness (” How are you ? », ” Good sport ! »).

Because Emmanuel Macron has by no means favored discretion in his dealings with soccer. Left again within the ENA staff, he transformed to a midfielder. During the 2017 marketing campaign, he appeared as a supporter of Olympique de Marseille, whose coaching middle he visited as soon as elected. This will probably be his individuals aspect.

The peak of this relationship was reached on July 15, 2018, with a World Cup closing throughout which he positioned himself on the middle of the sport, since his celebration of a purpose within the official stand, immortalized by a well-known picture , proper all the way down to his omnipresence through the trophy presentation after which the celebrations within the locker room.

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