“The school of the Republic is like a football team. Teachers are like our coaches. To learn and win, we must always play together, listen, share, help each other… At school and in the field, let’s be united. “
Kylian Mbappé published this message this Monday morning, on his social networks, when all the students in France observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to Samuel Paty, the college professor assassinated on October 16 at the exit of his establishment . This history and geography teacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) was the victim of a terrorist attack and beheaded a few days after showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad during a course on freedom of expression.
A few minutes after its publication, Prime Minister Jean Castex retweeted Kylian Mbappé’s message. Presnel Kimpembe, another player of PSG and the Blues, also relayed these few sentences to defend the school of the Republic on his social network. And for good reason. It is actually a message written by the FFF (French Football Federation) and sent to the players by offering to publish it this Monday morning. Other Blues have also taken it up, such as Olivier Giroud or Corentin Tolisso.
This short text follows the video of players from the French football team towards the students.
In order of appearance, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Léo Dubois, Benjamin Pavard, Clément Lenglet, Raphaël Varane, Steven Nzonzi, Hugo Lloris and Corentin Tolisso thus reminded students of the role of teachers, and the link between school and the values of the French Republic. An idea born from a meeting between the president of the FFF, Noël Le Graët and Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports. The latter also shared it on his Twitter account last Saturday.
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr