For nearly two months, the painters have been busy on their nacelles, on the edge of the Lyon ring road near Bron, in a secret that until then had been rather well kept. Everyone now knows that the artists were making a giant fresco in honor of Karim Benzema, the neighborhood child, even if the information has had the greatest difficulty in filtering in recent weeks. The mayor of the town Jérémie Bréaud had sold the wick a little, on the sidelines of the presentation of the Ballon d’Or, but the painters remained very silent, not wishing to reveal their name or their company, contenting themselves with systematically covering each part of the drawing when it was finished.
Adidas, the sponsor of the Real Madrid striker, financed the work in its entirety. It has been fully visible since Thursday evening, on the edge of a twelve-storey building, rising 35 meters high. We can see the evolution of Benzema, from Bron to Real Madrid, via OL, with the message “Grow up here. Become a legend” under the famous motto of the German equipment manufacturer, “impossible is nothing”.
The Groupama Stadium sold out
This fresco, which “competes” directly with that financed by Nike for Kylian Mbappé in Bondy, should be inaugurated during the day in a small committee. The France and Europe board of Adidas is expected, along with Benzema, a few relatives and local children invited for the occasion. The center forward of the Blues could then go to Groupama Stadium on Friday evening to attend OL-Nice with his sponsor and present the Ballon d’Or to the public of his training club. The stadium will be sold out and in any case very lively, since the Bad Gones are celebrating their 35th anniversary and have planned several tifos.