You might have seen video of the Marseille fan who took the ball off a ceremonial kickoff this weekend and scored on the team’s rival, Toulouse.
Only in Marseille, where it is possible to turn a childhood dream into a fleeting reality. pic.twitter.com/pXmXLg33Mr
— Olympique Marseille (@OM_English) September 26, 2017
What you might not know is the amazing story behind this fan. Kamel Zaroual is a Marseille superfan who was invited to attend by the team. He traveled across France to raise money for a children’s charity, and cycled at astounding 1,200 miles wearing a Marseille shirt to see his team play.
When Kamel finally had his chance to step onto the field with his favorite team he was under instruction to pass the ball, but he had a different idea — and went and scored on Toulouse.
— Olympique Marseille (@OM_English) September 27, 2017
This was such an amazing and emotional moment.