pump series

Saturday, May 7, Emmanuel Macron began his day at the Elysee Palace in the costume of re-elected president, submitting to the pompous ritual of the investiture ceremony – and to the review of his court who came to beg for a smile, a handshake , even a high-ranking position. In the evening, he was at the Stade de France to undergo another ritual, that of the presentation of the Coupe de France trophy, established in 1927 by the President of the Republic, Gaston Doumergue. Just as pompous, but otherwise crowded, judging by the presence of Riri the Canary, the mascot of FC Nantes.

Presidential ticket

Between morning and evening, Emmanuel Macron had not changed. On the lawn of the Stade de France, he wore this eternal and boring straight two-button navy suit, on which we have necessarily already said everything and said it again. Except, perhaps, that the small flap pocket located above its big sister, on the president’s jacket, is a ticket pocket, originally intended to accommodate the train ticket of elegant men in a hurry. And again, that too we had probably already said.

flat foot

At his feet, that evening, the president had not put on a pair of molded cleats (on this dry lawn, screwed cleats would have been too much), but very classic black oxfords allowing us at least to decide for good lively debate. With a navy suit, as with a gray suit, black shoes will always prevail over their brown equivalents, whether dark, like those of Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, here at right of the president, or rather cognac, like those of the man on the left.

Tour of the eye

Around the president, several men have large plastic accreditations around their necks. Trivial? Football fans know no, especially those who have a good memory. In 2004, a few hours before the start of the Euros, player Steve Marlet accidentally took his badge in the eye. Victim of a serious corneal tear, he could not compete in the competition, the only major tournament for which he was called up with the Blues. Ouch!

thumb pressure

Finally, if the exchange between the volatile and the President of the Republic seems good-natured to you, it is because you do not have Iranian origins. In Iran, a thumbs up is indeed ancestrally perceived as an aggressive gesture and even as the equivalent of a middle finger. In a completely concrete and colorful way, this gesture suggests that you want to slip your thumb into the anus of the person to whom you are addressing it… Note, however, that this did not prevent Nantes from winning 1- 0 against Nice.