when elected officials ignore their differences to play kick

published on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 4:10 p.m.

Second parliamentary group of the Palais-Bourbon with less than 89 deputies, the National Rally of Marine Le Pen is for the first time invited to participate in the match of the French team of the National Assembly against former pros.

On September 28, the French National Assembly team, bringing together deputies from all political stripes, will play against a selection of former internationals. And that day, there was no question of bringing angry subjects back to the field. “Once we have the same jersey, whether we are Nupes or LREM, the goal is to… score goals all together”ensures the Parisian National Rally deputy Emmanuel Blairy.

The meeting will take place at the Emile Anthoine stadium, located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, for the benefit of the “e-childhood” association, which fights against cyber-harassment.

Question color policy, the team will be more eclectic. The Insoumis Ugo Bernalicis, Antoine Léaument and Éric Coquerel team up with the elected representatives of Renaissance (ex-LREM) Mathieu Lefèvre, Marc Ferracci and Karl Olive, of the MoDem Erwan Balanant, of the Republicans Marc le Fur, Pierre-Henri Dumont and Julien Dives and of the National Rally Philippe Ballard, Julien Odoul, Alexandre Sabatou and Emmanuel Blairy.

Second parliamentary group of the Palais-Bourbon with no less than 89 deputies, the National Rally of Marine Le Pen is for the first time invited to participate.

The team will be mixed. Five elected officials have indeed registered, such as the socialist Marietta Karamanli and Béatrice Bellamy of the MoDem.

Trained by Luiz Fernandez, the elected deputies will face a selection from the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP): Robert Pirès, Christian Karembeu, Benoît Cheyrou, Sidney Govou, Jessica Houara-d’Hommeaux, Frédéric Piquionne, Olivier Echouafni…

“Meeting this type of player, and taking 25 goals, makes you humble and solidifies”ensures with the Parisian Éric Coquerel, who is used to participating in these matches. “The first time I played in a parliamentary team, and I saw Pirès, Karembeu and Giresse tumbling in front of me, I didn’t know if I was going to stay on the pitch or not,” he recalls.

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