Called to the rescue recently by the government to send a message after the attack on Samuel Paty, Antoine Griezmann in turn intends to be heard by French leaders.
This Thursday, the French world champion and his teammate at the Blues Benjamin Mendy were indignant at the beating of a music producer in Paris by three police officers, broadcast in a video from the Loopsider site.
“My France hurts!
»Launches the Barça player on his Twitter account, mentioning the account of the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin.
The latter had positioned himself earlier in the day by requesting the suspension as a precaution, of the three members of the police incriminated and by “welcoming that the IGPN was seized”.
Despite his departure for Spain at the age of 13, Antoine Griezmann maintains a strong attachment to France, materialized during the 2018 World Cup won by the Blues in Russia by a gimmick, "Vive la République", repeated as soon as possible .
"It's the last straw"
“From Spain, Antoine is outraged to see his country going badly,” explains his sister and advisor, Maud Griezmann.
He realizes that there is more and more violence, police or not.
That's why he calls on Gérald Darmanin.
Whoever is affected, he believes that should not happen.
He would have reacted the same if a policeman had been beaten up.
It is the last straw.
By relaying the same video, his teammate in the France team Benjamin Mendy, who plays for Manchester City, broadens the issue to very tense debates on the bill on "global security": "Without the videos what would have happened for Michel?
We would have preferred to believe the version of the police under oath?
"All with a hashtag #commedhab and a photo of a message:" Who protects us from the police?
without the videos what would have happened to Michel?
we would have preferred to believe the version of the police under oath?
#commedhab @GDarmanin https://t.co/Ke7InUHmQz pic.twitter.com/PLSQ6nbKY3
- Benjamin Mendy (@ benmendy23) November 26, 2020
In a message on the same social network, the defender of Seville and international Espoir Jules Koundé also insists on the importance of being able to continue to film the police: "Against this fringe of police officers who greatly exceed their rights by beating, even killing sometimes, our cameras are our best weapons!