In case you hadn’t heard, France overpowered Croatia 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup final Sunday to win the tournament for the second time in the country’s history (the last time being in 1998). France fans the world over went berserk as soon as that final whistle sounded with people taking to the streets in Paris, Montreal and other places to celebrate. Beyonce and Jay Z even streamed the final ahead of their Paris concert and Bey celebrated the winner by wearing a French jersey.
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) July 15, 2018
This might be a win for the entire country of France (and several other nations) but no one — no one — seemed to be more excited about it than French President Emmanuel Macron. The man is supposed to be representing the leadership of his nation, but sometimes you just can’t suppress the little boy who wanted to see his soccer heroes win. He was quite a sight up in his executive box.
Once he got down to field level for the trophy presentation, not even a torrential downpore was going to stop Macron from showing his appreciation to his players. He hugged and kissed each one in the lineup like they were his long-lost son.
The cup itself also got a lot of Macron love with the president taking every opportunity to give it a smooch too. Do you think he knows that he doesn’t actually get to take it home?
He’ll figure it out soon enough. In the meantime, enjoy your win, Mr. President (not that he needs the encouragement).