On Thursday, October 19, 2023, François Hollande visited the Koenigshoffen neighborhood in Strasbourg to meet with young people. After the meeting, the former president willingly participated and showcased his football skills while dressed in his finest suit.
Scène amusante à Strasbourg ce jeudi. François Hollande s’est rendu dans le quartier populaire de Koenigshoffen pour rencontrer des jeunes des quartiers sensibilisés aux enjeux climatiques… et faire une démonstration de football.
On the field of the neighborhood club located in the west of Strasbourg, the former president participated in the game. Dressed in his suit and his finest shoes, he was able to showcase his technical and physical abilities: agility ladder, striking dribbles…
The former president of the Republic was hailed by the youth of the neighborhood.
The route had been designed by Féris Barkat, a 21-year-old resident of Strasbourg. François Hollande enjoyed redoing the route with all the young people from the neighborhood.
The former president is encouraged and congratulated when he scores. This video is quite unexpected and unique. On social media, some people mock him and compare him to players like Lionel Messi or Benjamin Pavard.
Some people « congratulate » him, find it funny, and encourage him to have more encounters with young people and associations.
En vrai je l’aimerais bien si il faisait que des trucs comme ça , il est plus en politique alors qu’il fasse des rencontres avec les jeunes , qu’il apporte son soutien a des asso plutôt que de vouloir donner son avis désastreux sur des politiques dont il ne sait rien https://t.co/R4cbFi0fQp
— Tarkus Lenoir (@TarkusLenoir) October 20, 2023
The former president was present to meet with young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods who are aware of climate issues. François Hollande had the opportunity to meet Féris Barkat, the author of the football program and co-founder of the association Banlieues Climat, which offers climate training to young people in these neighborhoods, as reported by France3régions.