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What do the numbers on Macron and Steinmeier’s jerseys imply?

Emmanuel Macron (l.) poses with Frank-Walter Steinmeier in front of the Brandenburg Gate

The sporting summer season of 2024 can start: Emmanuel Macron (l.) poses with Frank-Walter Steinmeier in entrance of the Brandenburg Gate

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During his official state go to to Germany, the French President and the German President posed in soccer jerseys in entrance of the Brandenburg Gate. The web is puzzling over what the numbers imply?

French President Emmanuel Macron spent three days in Germany. The schedule was deliberate right down to the final minute. In Dresden, Macron spoke towards right-wing extremism in Europe. In Berlin, he visited the Holocaust Memorial. A severe one-on-one dialog with Chancellor Olaf Scholz was additionally on the agenda. At the tip of the journey, there was a detour to Münster, the place Macron collected the Westphalian Peace Prize.

The solely time for enjoyable was on the assembly with Frank-Walter Steinmeier. A brief soccer duel between the Federal President and the French head of state lightened the in any other case severe temper slightly. In the spirit of German-French friendship, nonetheless, there was no winner, only a draw, because the “Bild” newspaper reported.

Macron politically, Steinmeier personally

Because 2024 might be a sporty yr, the occasion continued in entrance of the Brandenburg Gate: Macron and Steinmeier offered themselves laughing between two European Championship mascots – with two soccer jerseys that subsequently sparked hypothesis on-line. On the web service X, referred to as Twitterm, customers are puzzling over what the numbers on the tops might imply.

At least in Macron's case, the case appears clear: The 24 might discuss with this yr's sporting occasions: the European Football Championship in Germany, the Summer Olympics in Paris. Politically, the quantity might additionally discuss with the upcoming European elections on June ninth. Or to the final official state go to of a French president to Germany. A corresponding request from the stern The Federal President’s Office left unanswered.

The quantity on Frank-Walter Steinmeier's jersey additionally precipitated customers to take a position. The quantity is relatively meaningless in sporting or political phrases. In 1956, a Summer Olympics did happen, however not in Europe, however in Australia. Athletes from the Soviet Union, the USA and Australia gained essentially the most medals. The quantity on Steinmeier's jersey might merely be his yr of beginning, 1956.