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“Either Mbappé and Galtier do not see the problem, or they feel they do not have to contribute to its solution”
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“Either Mbappé and Galtier do not see the problem, or they feel they do not have to contribute to its solution”

“The plane or the sand yacht” is it the contemporary version of the alternative “nuclear or candle” ? The parallel reminds us that our time does not have a monopoly on crude arguments, especially on energy issues.

According to Christophe Galtier and Kylian Mbappé, inviting footballers to move on rails rather than in the air is clearly a joke. It was enough to ignite the kerosene whose scents float on the public debate since the jets of billionaires are tracked.

Read also: The most frequent private jet journeys in France and the (much less polluting) alternatives by train or car

The coach and the star striker of Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) can hardly plead clumsiness: the turmoil dated from the day before, and the first declared that he expected the question. Their hilarity betrays a very poorly managed communication and an unconsciousness which is precisely the crux of the problem.

Should we regret that such vital debates cannot develop without starting from an apparently ridiculous controversy, at the risk of dissolving into it?

Either our friends don’t see this problem, which is embarrassing after such a summer, or they think they don’t have to contribute to its solution. In both cases, they did not steal the reproach of being ” Aboveground “ – at an altitude of 10,000 meters. Tuesday evening, after the Champions League match against Juventus, Christophe Galtier admitted “a joke in bad taste on a very sensitive subject”while considering not having to apologize and ensuring that Paris-Saint-Germain did not take the subject lightly.

His initial reaction is just a symptom and an involuntary admission. Where the hyper-rich questioned for their unbridled use of private flights remain discreet, our footballers have put their feet in the dish by compromising the entire jet-set: we can no longer boast of having a late train.

Should we regret that debates as vital as that on climate change cannot develop without starting from an apparently derisory controversy, at the risk of dissolving into it? Conversely, we can consider that these controversies, which do not arise out of nowhere, can have virtues.

Take the arguments opposed by the most zealous Parisian supporters. They hold in three points: the practical difficulties are insurmountable; the problem is elsewhere; their club serves as a scapegoat. Let’s see that. On the last point, PSG are simply paying the ransom for their media overexposure, which they generally have nothing to complain about.

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