When he arrived at the 66th Ballon d’Or ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris) on Monday evening, Sadio Mané met Ludovic Obraniak, consultant for La chain L’Equipe. Except that the Senegalese did not recognize the former Lille resident, which nevertheless ensured that the two men met in Metz.
Ludovic Obraniak, who has been retired from the field since 2018, was of course not one of the nominees at the 66th Ballon d’Or ceremony. However, the name of the former Poland international quickly appeared in Twitter trends on Monday evening. And with good reason: the one who is now a consultant for The L’Equipe channel was, in spite of himself, at the center of a tasty streak.
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Upon his arrival on the red carpet of the Théâtre du Châtelet, in Paris, Sadio Mané made a short stop to answer questions from The chain L’Equipe. When asked if he is “happy to see Ludovic Obraniak” again, present on the set, the Bayern Munich player is incredulous. “Who is this?” he blurted out with an embarrassed smile. “We met when we were in Metz!” replied Obraniak, amused.
Obraniak: “Thank you Sadio … Messina solidarity, we know”
Very widely transmitted on social networks, the sequence made the happiness of Internet users. Obraniak was clearly not offended by this episode, but chose to show second degree. “Thank you Sadio … Messina solidarity, we know,” he tweeted in particular, sharing the video. “Let’s commit suicide in the media as much as everyone benefits”; “All this to try to dethrone the little prince of St Symphorien … saint Sadio,” he added.
In response to a Twittos who was ironic about the fact that Sadio Mané “did not dedicate his Socrates prize to Ludo Obraniak”, the latter gave a layer. “I asked him not to…out of modesty!!” Arguably the best response to such a buzz.