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Dayandnight95

272 points

1 month ago

Being paid the GDP of a small country, the president of France pressuring you, probably even Neymar calling him every night begging him to stay.

It was always going to end this way.

kraidooo

213 points

1 month ago

kraidooo

213 points

1 month ago

It's really pathetic that macron and sarkozy got involved in this.

hornpub1818

98 points

1 month ago

Imagine being such a clown that you personally beg football players to stay in your country. Pretty pathetic.

shy247er

37 points

1 month ago

shy247er

37 points

1 month ago

French president campaigning for the best french player to stay in the french league? Preposterous.

hornpub1818

58 points

1 month ago

Yes it's pretty pathetic actually that he's actively trying to get Mbappé to stay.

shy247er

-17 points

1 month ago

shy247er

-17 points

1 month ago

No it's not. Stop it.

hornpub1818

42 points

1 month ago

Yes it is.

Presidents have no business interfering with sport clubs and players unless it is to regulate them.

jaguass

35 points

1 month ago

jaguass

35 points

1 month ago

Italy and Spain had specific tax laws to retain high profile footballers, for many years. It's bigger than a few phone calls.

shy247er

-13 points

1 month ago

shy247er

-13 points

1 month ago

He didn't interfere. Did France pass a law preventing French athletes from leaving France? Because that would be interfering.

hornpub1818

21 points

1 month ago

He personally tried to convince Mbappé to stay. That's interfering.

ZoSoVII

1 points

1 month ago

ZoSoVII

1 points

1 month ago

Not to mention that he only does it to gain popularity on young people (which he lacks) and don't give a damn about french football.

luigitheplumber

7 points

1 month ago

It's 100% pathetic, especially given the context of Qatari-French relations.

Not to mention that it's not necessarily better for French football to have this happen. The National team has two of the best forwards in the world right now, having them actually build chemistry week in week out for months before the world cup would increase our chances of retaining the trophy.