“Ridiculous”, “uncomfortable”, “embarrassing”, “dismaying”… Critics rained down the day after the final of the 2022 World Cup, lost by the Blues to the benefit of the Argentina team.
Criticisms which in no way target the players of Didier Deschamps, applauded for their performance against the teammates of Leo Messi, but the President of the Republic.
In Lusail to follow the match which could have been historic for the French team, Emmanuel Macron wiped the remonstrances of the opposition after going down to the field, taking Kylian Mbappé in his arms to console him.
“It was a little appalling to see him clinging like a crampon to Mbappé yesterday,” RN deputy Sébastien Chenu launched on the LCI channel on Monday.
“The” embarrassment “”, for her part tweeted the deputy EELV Sandrine Rousseau, targeting the head of state.
“Emmanuel Macron, world champion of embarrassment”, added the ecologist Benjamin Lucas.
Macron sent back to his little sentence
In question, Emmanuel Macron's attitude towards Kylian Mbappé on the lawn and with the whole team in the locker room after the defeat of the Blues in the World Cup final against Argentina.
In a video shared on social networks by the account of the President of the Republic, we see him holding a speech and clapping his fist in the face of the disappointed players of the France team.
Alongside the coach of Didier Deschamps, Emmanuel Macron again said to the team "Thank you".
Proud of you.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) December 18, 2022
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“We must not politicize sport”, quipped on Twitter the future leader of La France insoumise, Manuel Bompard, mocking the sentence pronounced at the start of the World Cup by Emmanuel Macron himself.
“Finally, the defeat will not have been the hardest moment of the day”, abounded the deputy of rebellious France Thomas Portes.
The first secretary of the PS Olivier Faure, like other deputies on the left, shared on Twitter an article from the magazine
entitled "Macron, out of play all along the line".
The editorial criticizes the public attitude of the president during the World Cup, in particular the images of Emmanuel Macron trying to console a Kylian Mbappé who "barely seems to listen to him".
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