“Long live our teachers, long live our schools”: the message of support from the French team to students and teachers

Nine players from the French football team gave their support to French teachers and their mission in a message posted by the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer on Sunday 1er November on his Twitter account.

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In this video, lasting about 1 minute 30 seconds and entitled “Message from the French football team to the students of France”, appear Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Léo Dubois, Benjamin Pavard, Clément Lenglet, Raphaël Varane, Steven Nzonzi, Hugo Lloris and Corentin Tolisso.

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Rennes midfielder Steven Nzonzi said in particular:

“Our school is what brings us together. “

Blues captain and Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris added:

“Our school makes us free and equal citizens. “

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud stressed:

“Going to school is a chance. A chance that the French Republic offers you through its teachers. “

“They teach you to become responsible adults”, explains Léo Dubois, the right side of Olympique Lyonnais.

“To be free is to learn to think for yourself”

“To be free is to learn to think for yourself, based on verified facts, knowledge and logic”, says Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard.

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“You are welcomed at school without any distinction. You all have the same rights and the same duties as the other students in your class ”, adds Barça defender Clément Lenglet.

To Muslims, and in particular to students and parents of students who disapprove of Muhammad’s caricatures

On the occasion of the start of the school year on Monday, November 2, a tribute to Samuel Paty, the teacher assassinated by an Islamist on October 16 after showing caricatures of Muhammad to his students as part of a course on the freedom of expression, is planned in French schools, including a minute of silence at 11 am, after reading the “Letter to teachers” by Jean Jaurès.

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