Mathis, a young Portugal supporter who consoled a young man fan of the Blues after the Euro 2016 final, launched a call for a reunion seven years later.
He was 10 years old on that evening of July 10, 2016. With his red Portugal jersey, cap screwed on his head, Mathis Devilliers made the rounds on social networks by going to hug a young man supporting the Blues in tears in the Champ de Mars fan zone in Paris. The French team had just lost 1-0 in the Euro final against the Seleção. Seven years later, Mathis would like to find the man he consoled.
Now aged 18, Mathis launched an appeal on magical, you never know.
“An exceptional memory”
For his quest, Mathis not only has images of the person’s face. He also knows his name: Anthony Vizzaccaro. In fact, at the initiative of the Portuguese Tourist Office, the two supporters had spent some time together in Lisbon after the final, as he told France Blue: “We spent two, three days together, it was an exceptional memory. (…) But I lost him, I don’t know where he went. And that’s why today , I am making this appeal to see him again.”
At the time, accompanied by his mother who had rewarded him for his passage to 6th grade, Mathis spoke to RMC Sport. He explained that he was “sensitive” to “people who cry over defeat”. “And I understand them,” he added.