Emmanuel Macron may be a stickler for discipline as a viral video of him reprimanding a teenager for lacking etiquette proved, but the French President made an exception on Sunday night as he dabbed with Paul Pogba and Benjamin Mendy in the dressing room following Les Blues’ 2018 FIFA World Cup final triumph.
Pogba was on target as Didier Deschamps’ men beat Croatia 4-2 in a memorable final, ending the country’s two-decade wait for a second World Cup in style.
And the 40-year-old French Premier was invited to the dressing room, where he partook in the celebrations with the rest of the players.
And Mendy’s post on Instagram has gone viral, for it’s not every day you see the head of the government dabbing:
Not once but twice, perhaps referring to France’s second title, much to the delight of Mendy and Pogba.
Macron was in attendance, along with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Croatian Premier Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic as Les Blues and the Vatreni treated footballing fans to a memorable summit clash.
The French party is likely to go in till the wee hours of the morning and in all probability, will be extended for the entire week as a nation celebrates winning the biggest sporting spectacle for the second time.
France were among the favourites at the start of the tournament and while they weren’t always exciting to watch, they did just about enough to get over the line.
Their clashes against Argentina and Croatia, in particular, were goalfests and Deschamps’men were worthy winners after a month of non-stop footballing action.