Newly released Euro 2016 anthem is ‘incomprehensible’ – French official
France’s Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, Andre Vallini, described the choice of the song’s language as “incomprehensible”.
He stressed that, “Euro 2016 will be a great festival of sport which is taking place in France and will therefore project the image of our country abroad. And our language too!”
Vallini added that, “it is therefore incomprehensible that the anthem of the French national team should be in English,” reported France’s edition of The Local.
Social media users also took time to criticize the anthem, namely for the choice of the song itself this time.
I have heard "I Was Made For Lovin You Baby" at so many crappy french discos. This is entirely appropriate. https://t.co/bKb8gUWFfd— Nathan Stewart (@nathanjstewart) May 2, 2016
A Kiss song?! That should be the center of the argument here. https://t.co/1OiCCPXPdM— ChrisInParis (@ChrisInParis) May 2, 2016
Euro 2016 is scheduled to be held in France from June 10 to July 10 this year. For the first time in its history, 24 national teams will be involved.