New Delhi: Emmanuel Macron celebrated France’s victory over Croatia in the World Cup final with his own animated display of patriotism.
After beating Croatia 4-2, the French team was overjoyed and a burst of happiness followed. While fans were rejoicing, French President Emmanuel Macron was seen dancing in the press box after Les Bleus took over Croatians.
The French president was seen wildly gesticulating from the VIP area in the stands next to a more subdued Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader, and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatia’s president.
Before embracing the players after the final whistle – and opting to kiss 19-year-old goalscorer Kylian Mbappé on the head – Mr Macron was pictured pumping his fists in the air as he looked down on the packed Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
He even attempted “the dab” with the players in their changing room! Safe to say, Twitter loves the fun-loving side to Mr Macron, and plenty of tweets congratulating him for France’s win and praising his enthusiasm have poured in.
Here are some of the best reactions:
Emmanuel Macron watched the FIFA World Cup final in Moscow with his wife, Brigitte. Political pollsters say that his enthusiastic cheering will give him a popularity boost after his poll ratings have been falling steadily in the last few months.