14 oct 2021

Matt Pokora, Jul and SCH in mini football jerseys for Unicef

Opposing two new teams,  the OM team and the Unicef team, gathered on the field of the Velodrome stadium last night for charity purposes,  the Heroes’ Match is a summit match that has caused a lot of reaction on Twitter. The reason: the players on the pitch but also their attire…

© Photo PQR/ Antoine Tomaselli

After the remarkable comeback on the catwalks of the iconic low-rise mini skirts of the 2000s and ultra-loose boxer shorts, it’s the turn of a garment that has nothing to envy to the biggest luxury houses to make its return in majesty: the mini football shorts. And if this piece of 100% polyester fabric, antiperspirant, tight and not always protruding, stirred up the Web last night, it was on the occasion of a very special event: the Heroes’ Match.


Opposing two new teams,  the OM team and the Unicef team, brought together on the field for charity purposes,  this summit meeting caused a lot of reaction on Twitter, for several reasons. On the lawn of the Vélodrome stadium, the match that took place last night and which raised €427,250 for the education of children in Côte d’Ivoire, featured, like a reality show, French football stars… but not only. We discovered, puff in the wind, the Marseille rapper JUL who amused the gallery with his famous “sign” and his impressive dribbling; his compatriot SCH, who had taken off his legendary glasses for the occasion or Matt Pokora, darling of the 2000s who returned to stage for a good cause; and the famous judoka Teddy Riner. The match ended in a defeat for the Unicef  team (7-4), which was clearly no match for the former players of the Marseille club, including Djibril Cissé, Didier Droga (author of a hat-trick)  and Samir Nasri, all retired today.