The holiday video posted by Karim Benzema after his stay in Florida continues to make people talk.
Karim Benzema never ceases to make the news. Even on vacation. Evidenced by the controversy caused by his video posted on social networks in memory of his vacation in Miami. A 50-second film where we see the striker of real Madrid at the wheel of several supercas, on the handlebars of his jet-ski making circles in the water or installed in a private jet.
Accustomed to panicking the counters, the former Lyonnais blew up his carbon footprint, unleashing passions. A shower of comments fell on the Frenchman to remind him of the ecological emergency. Asked in the columns of So Foot, Sébastien Mabile, member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, did not fail to regret the lightness of the Madrilenian in the matter.
There is a kind of unconsciousness
“We are dealing with people who have considerable power of influence. Karim Benzema is admired by many young people because of his sporting talent, and I find it unfortunate, even shocking that he is promoting a childhood dream of 30 years ago, which can no longer to be today. Jet-skis, planes, big cars, that’s all that produces greenhouse emissions. There is a kind of unconsciousness, a lack of understanding of the issues which is deeply regrettable,” he lamented, adding: “Let Benzema do what he wants, he has the right. But that he promotes this completely unsustainable way of life, that’s what bothers me. Extremely rich people who vacation like this, there are millions like him in the world. No one would have come across Benzema if he hadn’t made this promotional clip. »
And the story is the same in the mouth of David Cormand, MEP EELV. “It is not a value judgment with regard to Karim Benzema, I am not a judge of souls. Athletes are not obliged to have exemplary conduct. In my opinion, we expect a top football player to play well. The rest is up to him. What interests me is less Karim Benzema than the model of which he is a part, he confided.Footballers are influencers. Athletes have always been inspirational, and in that sense, this tweet is product placement. It’s a new version of postcards that invite you to travel as far as possible, to use the biggest cars possible, to have the most expensive possible and to put them forward. It is a way of life, an imagination, values that promote the destruction of the planet. »