Cyrille de La Morinerie, edited by Gauthier Delomez
7:24 am, October 14, 2021
President Emmanuel Macron will play a charity match with the Variétés Club de France for the benefit of the Yellow Pieces operation, this Thursday at the end of the afternoon in Poissy. For the head of state, this is the opportunity to show himself on a football field as if it were a rehearsal before the presidential campaign.
Like a high level player. President Emmanuel Macron is playing a football match this Thursday in support of the “Yellow Pieces” operation in Poissy alongside the stars of the Variety Club of France, like Arsène Wenger or Marcel Desailly. Even if he is not yet a candidate, six months before the presidential election, the Head of State has seriously returned to sport in recent days by practicing running, tennis … The meeting is scheduled to be sent at 5.15 p.m. But for Emmanuel Macron, the issue goes beyond sport: for him it is a good exercise in communication before the presidential campaign.
– Varieties CF (@VarietesCF) October 13, 2021
“He wants to play in the midfield. You have to be physically ready”
This match will indeed have a false air of meeting. Brigitte Macron will attend the match at the edge of the pitch as the first supporter. The president, certainly without a microphone, will put on a jersey and crampons. He wants to play the entire meeting, even if this has not yet been validated by the security services of the Elysee.
The general manager of Varieties CF, Jacques Vendroux, reveals that Emmanuel Macron wanted to change his job. “Usually, he plays left side, at the post of former player Laure Boulleau. He told me he wanted to play defensive midfielder. It’s a position he likes, where you have to be physically ready. frankly, I have no worries “, confides Jacques Vendroux.
Watch your right and left
This change of post is perhaps not so trivial for the outgoing president. On the lawn, he will be able to venture to the right and rely on Karl Olive, the mayor of Poissy who is one of his supporters, while trying not to be overwhelmed on his left. In front of him, not Jean-Luc Mélenchon or Marine Le Pen but caregivers from the Poissy-Saint-Germain-en-Laye hospital center. The head of state will be able to look towards the horizon: he will not see Édouard Philippe and his new party, but the former Lyon striker Sony Anderson.
Emmanuel Macron is not a novice in football. He had a bachelor’s degree when he was studying at ENA. He prepared himself physically as if he was about to start a big competition.