The choice of Youssoupha to sing the official anthem which will accompany the Blues to the Euro does not please everyone. Many Internet users are skeptical.
The national anthem which will accompany the players of the French football team for Euro 2021, was composed and performed by Youssoupha. A decision on the part of the French Football Federation, which is not unanimous.
Youssoupha, a real rap star
Like every time there is a big football competition, there is an anthem. While Martin Garrix, Bono and The Edge were chosen for the official anthem of their countries for the Euro, in France, it was Youssoupha who was acclaimed. The latter has been a true rap legend for over twenty years and is very popular with young people.. Holder of two gold records, he notably made the first parts of the greatest American rappers. We can cite Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent or Busta Rhymes. Not bad is not it ?
?The official anthem of the French team for Euro 2020, signed Youssoupha!
– Culture (@Kulturlesite_) May 19, 2021
In the two-minute clip accompanying the title “Write my name in blue”, the faces of the 26 selected players can be seen. Behind them, a landscape or a setting that recalls their history and their origins. However, this choice does not seem to be unanimous among Internet users. Indeed, following the broadcast of the song, this Wednesday, May 19, many people have criticized this choice : « How does the sound stink “,” But mdr Youssoupha he does good lyrics but it’s not the best music “,” But it’s bad for a hymn ” could we read in the comments.
Marine Le Pen wants the FFF to give up Youssoupha’s hymn
While some Internet users are skeptical, the members of the National Rally are totally against it. It is not so much the title of Youssoupha that is in question, but rather the entire career of the rapper. Indeed, the latter is sometimes virulent against personalities like Marine Le Pen or Eric Zemmour. Moreover, the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen did not take long to react. In a tweet published this Friday, the president of the RN directly appealed to the French Football Federation to renounce the choice of singer.
I say to the French Football Federation: there is still time to give up the choice of rapper Youssoupha, whose insulting and outrageous remarks shock many French people.
The values of sport, the beautiful popular festival that is Euro football deserve better. MLP
– Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) May 21, 2021
This is not the first time that a member of the National Assembly has spoken on the subject. Indeed, the day before, the number two of the far-right party had estimated that choosing the rapper for the Euro anthem was synonymous with giving in to a scum part of France. Obviously, this sentence was not trivial since it refers to a sentence by Karim Benzema a few years ago. The Real Madrid player had declared that Didier Deschamps had yielded “to a racist part of France” by not selecting him. A real political war therefore …
The Minister defends the choice of Youssoupha
The choice of Youssoupha by the FFF is certainly not trivial. Indeed, the rapper is a respected figure in rap and can affect several generations, including the youngest. But that’s not all, according to the sports minister, the singer represents everything football is: diversity and the fight against racism. Roxana Maracineanu goes even further by explaining that Youssoupha is wearing the jersey and the flag of the France team as a link between all these players who will participate in the Euro. No offense to the members of the National Rally.