OM: Macron’s Olympique recruits a Parisian minister

Since 2017, Emmanuel Macron has never hidden being a supporter of Olympique de Marseille. A choice also assumed by the new Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye. The latter is particularly seduced by two Olympian players.

Emmanuel Macron was straight to the point during the 2017 presidential campaign. He said he loved football and had OM as his favorite club. A support that he has since reiterated on several occasions, appearing with the famous Marseille tunic as soon as possible. A love born during the rise of the club in the early 1990s as he confided in 2018. ” I am from the Marseille generation. It was a generous team. They were a lot to make me dream “, he indicated to Téléfoot specifying that his favorite player was Chris Waddle. The President of the Republic insisted again on this subject during the last presidential election.

Pap Ndiaye loves OM, Payet and Guendouzi

Some observers or opponents did not appreciate this approach, which was described as demagogic. It must be said that OM remains the most popular club in French football with PSG. Supporting this club also means attracting many people to its ideas and its political party. Is this an accepted approach? We don’t know, but the fact is that OM are popular in government. Former minister Christophe Castaner and Marlène Schiappa appear as supporters of OM. Here they are joined by the new Minister of National Education Pap Ndiaye, although Parisian by origin.

Asked by the daily La Provence, he assumed a choice of the heart linked to the popular dimension of the Marseille club. An OM guided by two players he appreciates Dimitri Payet but first of all the former Lorient Mattéo Guendouzi. ” He comes from Lorient. There is a very fine football tradition in Brittany. What I particularly like with OM is this popular and family dimension which is very, very evident in a city that loves football. And then Dimitri Payet, he’s really a player that I really appreciate, but I’ve never met him “, he revealed. Given their recent performance, the Minister could have chosen much worse models.

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