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The Sun taunt France by placing England messages across Paris ahead of World Cup clash

The Sun taunt France and their citizens by placing England messages across Paris ahead of Saturday night’s World Cup clash.

Traffic stopped as locals looked up and gasped as the news outlet projected members of the Three Lions team all over the historic capital.

This comes after French newspapers declared that Les Blues winger Kylian Mbappe was their king – but The Sun wanted to make it clear just how much they think of ‘majestic’ Harry Kane and that defender Kyle Walker will be in charge when taking on France in Qatar.

‘Il rentre chez nous’ meaning it’s coming home also accompanied a picture of young starlet Jude Bellingham.

The Sun write: “Our team lit up the City of Light with a series of projections declaring that it will be Gaul over for Didier Deschamps’ side in the quarter finals when they take on Gareth Southgate’s men.

“France are World Cup holders, having got their hands on the prized trophy in Russia four years ago.

“But our young team intends to dethrone them in what is sure to be a titanic tussle between two incredibly talented sides.

“Many Parisians congratulated The Sun for taking such a humorous approach to the crunch match.”

One woman shouted “go home” after seeing the cheeky poster projected onto her street.

Louis Lemarchand, 23, and Fanny Thoumy, 22, were delighted to see an image of Harry Kane appearing in front of the Eiffel Tower, but insisted: “France are still going to win”

Louis said: “It’s going to be a great game, and I think France will win 3-1.

“Good luck to the English – they have fantastic fans, but that won’t be enough.”

Fanny said: “Wow – those projections are absolutely amazing. We love them! They are so funny.”

Agnes Pechette, a French female who was taking pictures of The Sun images, said: ‘’I didn’t expect to see that in Paris. You English should go home!”

Under the cover of darkness, The Sun say they ghosted up to the Eiffel Tower.

In front of the 984ft landmark, they demonstrated the power of England’s attack as our 30ft high images roared on the Three Lions.

Jude Bellingham, 19, Bukayo Saka, 21, Phil Foden, 22, Marcus Rashford, 25, Walker, 32, and Kane, 29, all stood proudly way above the commuters, Christmas shoppers and tourists roaming about.

At the Trocadero, in front of France’s most famous symbol, two England fans praised their stunt.

Lauren Wilks, 23, from Sheffield, said: “I think The Sun’s England projections are really great.”

Lewis Margrim, 29, a steelworker from Sheffield agreed that England will be victorious on Saturday.

He said: “I think England are going to win 2-1. If we keep Mbappe quiet we’ll be alright.”

Kyle Walker’s hometown is Sheffield and England fans will be hoping he can stop Mbappe, the tournament’s top scorer with five goals, in his tracks.

“Kyle can do it,” said Lewis.

To make sure the messages were clear, The Sun delivered them to our Gallic neighbours over the channel in both French and English.

At Avenue du Maine Frenchman Gerard Jeandin chuckled at the stunt.

He said: “I think it’s funny. We don’t have to fight.”

Along rue du General Camou, under the lights of the Eiffel Tower, more people gathered to take in the sight of England’s players.

Moniq Bisla, 31, and a British marketing manager who lives in Paris said: “It’s lovely to see this in Paris.

“I think England have got a really good chance of winning.”

Tomas Olaio, 19, from Lisbon, Portugal, “Those images are brilliant. I hope Portugal ends up playing England in the tournament.”

The projections, including Rashford, who has scored three goals so far at the Qatar World Cup, even convinced one teenager to get behind our boys.

Alicia Puyo, 18, from Barcelona, Spain, said: “My country is out, but this has inspired me to start supporting England.”

Above the heads of the drinkers, Foden tugged with pride on his England badge and Bellingham, whose displays in Qatar have seen him declared the best midfielder in the world, grabbed his own shirt.

Across England fans will be crowding into bars and families will gather in front of TV screens to cheer them on.

It is estimated that 22 million people will tune in for the match, which kicks off at 7pm.

This is what fans said as The Sun taunt France by placing England messages across Paris ahead of the World Cup clash…

@DanAuton2590: How embarrassing

@nash_aviator: i just cant stop laughing at this!! epic!

@missradders: Oh look the Sun are being twonks for a change. We deserve to lose just for this. #stayclassysandiego

@ClaireD_999: A new low. How embarrassing. This makes me hope that France destroy them #FIFAWorldCup

@squintingcat12: Very rare sun w

@kjgalvin93: Imagine paying so much for something and still having the actual language so catastrophically bad.

@AlanFox_: The S*n proving yet again just what absolute wankers they are.

@Manraj_07: Brilliant 😂🤌🏼

@twitfam89: So bad this. Deffo getting beat now

@taylor_a942: Absolutely no way will this blow up our faces now 🙄 arseholes @TheSun

@t_chel1905: Fuck sake do this after we’ve won the game. Not before it’s even kicked off. Going to bite us right in the arse

@Malamin_J: You pieces of shit have jinxed us

@YGASaddler: Wank newspaper but occasionally they do something funny.

@AlexL96_: Bound to backfire

@T_Daley: Well that’s that comprehensively fucked then

@ScoutedWHU: How are people moaning about this? If it was any other media outlet who did this everyone would be saying how brilliant it is

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