Axel Allag, Media365, published on Saturday March 04, 2023 at 08:36
Touched by the story of young Maël, a boy educated in CM2 and persecuted for several years, Olivier Giroud invited this football fan to attend an AC Milan match at San Siro.
A touching story and a nice gesture from Olivier Giroud. Marked by the situation of young Maël (10 years old), out of school for 3 months because a victim of school harassment for several years, the striker of AC Milan and the Blues reacted to the microphone of RTL. Thus, the top scorer in the history of the France team – 53 achievements – invited him to San Siro to attend an AC Milan match. “Maël, if you listen to me, I find that you are a very brave boy for your age. I have a lot of admiration for what you said, for having the will and the courage to speak about these touching and sad events, which should not happen. I would like to talk a little more about it with you and meet you if you agree. I invite you to an AC Milan match at San Siro, it will be a pleasure to meet you”he assured.
“He cried for joy and cried,” says his father
The invitation was of course accepted by the young boy and his family, while Giroud said he was “pained” by this story, he who has an older daughter of roughly the same age. “We didn’t expect that as a surprise, Maël is very happy because he loves football. It’s unimaginable. He cried for joy and cried, it touches him a lot. We thank Olivier Giroud”, entrusted the father of the young boy to the microphone of RTL. On Wednesday, the Dijon academy announced that the two stalkers of Maël have changed schools, allowing Maël to return to school. Now he has to find a date for a future trip to Italy. 4th in Serie A, the team coached by Stefano Pioli will travel to Florence this Saturday evening with a view to the 25th day of the Italian championship. AC Milan’s next meeting at the San Siro will take place on March 13, with the reception of Salernitana, 5 days after the Champions League round of 16 second leg at Tottenham (Milan’s success 1-0 at the ‘go).