Vincent Poirier puts a big tackle to Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer!
@ viinze_17p / Amélie Tsaag Valren
Silver medalist with the Blues in Tokyo, Vincent Poirier is clearly on the rise. He even allowed himself to put a big tackle in public to the French Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Banquer. It’s cash and direct.
Basketball now finished at the Olympic Games, with a gold medal for Team USA while the Blues are content with money, the time has now come for reactions of all kinds. Reproaches, regrets, congratulations: the tone of the messages varies enormously from one personality to another.
Kevin Durant was illustrated for example with an inflammatory and arrogant statement about France and other countries, words can even be a little too strong, while LeBron James made sure to message US players. Among the Blues, many praises have been addressed … but not only. As a mark of congratulations, Vincent Poirier tackled the Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer. It all started with a simple tweet from the statesman.
Long live team sport! 🤾♀️🏐⛹🏽♂️
Long live the EPS! 🇫🇷🥇🥈🥉
The success of our @EquipeFRA #BHV illustrates the quality of the teaching of these sports at school.
We salute the work of PE teachers and the good collaboration with the federations @FranceOlympic https://t.co/3M4xXkMiRN
– Jean-Michel Blanquer (@jmblanquer) August 7, 2021
Through his message, the minister seems to attribute a direct link between the success of the French collective teams at the Tokyo Olympics and… the teaching of sport at school in France. A (very) big shortcut that did not really please Viinze, as evidenced by his response to the air of a good tackle slipped into the surface.
I still rarely play basketball at school but quiet https://t.co/ARtwAK8208
– Vincent Poirier (@ viinze_17P) August 8, 2021
And on the Internet side, the same story goes overall: this tweet from the minister does not go very well. Proof with some reactions below.
The most broken political recovery in history.
It’s like saying that the French football team won the World Cup because our recreation courses are equipped with goals. Haha.
– Master Amok (@GabrielAmok) August 8, 2021
well yeah @ viinze_17P if you listen to them it is thanks to the 2 hours of sport per week at school that you are awarded medalists the joke, whereas it is the 1st to type on sport and privilege the intellect and level of local sports facilities in France that’s a hell of a thing ..
– Jeremyduvieuxlille (@ jeremyduVL59) August 8, 2021
Basketball, in France, it’s in a club that it happens. And it also starts on playground in some countries, but it’s organized very quickly. At school, it’s more of an initiation but that does not lead directly to the Olympics …#Basket #Basketball #JOTokyo # Paris2024
– GilSoChill 💉💉 (@ gil2chill) August 8, 2021
Jean-Michel Blanquer seems to have taken a far too big shortcut by asserting that sport at school allows you to succeed in winning medals. Vincent Poirier, who knows all the harshness to reach the heights of professional sport, can only cry out in front of this kind of talk.