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Knee on the ground before France-Germany: the reasons for the about-face of the Blues

While they had planned to make the controversial gesture before their match against the Germans, the world champions gave it up.

With Baptiste Desprez, in Munich

Feverishly awaited by French supporters, the Blues did not disappoint against Germany (1-0) for their entry into the Euro. Authors of an XXL performance on Tuesday night in Munich, they put their talent on the ball as much as they showed great solidarity when the Mannschaft pushed to equalize. Unity, it was also a question before the kickoff of the meeting. As they had faced Wales in Nice in the preparation match, Didier’s men had all planned to put one knee to the ground before the start of the match in Bavaria. A symbolic gesture, resulting from the movement “Black Lives MatterIn the United States, whose objective is to show its support for the fight against racism and seen repeatedly on the lawns of Europe in recent months.

On the eve of the match, the captain of the Blues Hugo Lloris had confirmed that he and his partners would renew this act, triggering the start of controversy in France. “Very

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