The opposition criticized President Emmanuel Macron on Monday comforting Kylian Mbappé after the FIFA World Cup final lost to Argentina in Qatar.
An attitude deemed "totally ridiculous", by the vice-president of the National Rally (RN), Sébastien Chenu.
The leader of the socialists, Olivier Faure, saw it as an "inappropriate and uncomfortable" moment.
“It was a bit appalling to see him clinging like a crampon to Mbappé yesterday,” RN deputy Sébastien Chenu launched on Monday on the LCI channel.
”, 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.
📹 Qatar is a problem, and we can't look away because there was the World Cup.
We must investigate the interference of Qatar and these socialist MEPs bought by Qatar.
— Sebastien Chenu (@sebchenu) December 19, 2022
What is in question is 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 against the Argentine selection.
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
“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 an article from the magazine So Foot 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".