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While many players from all over the globe have been left grumbling about their stingy skill stats on FIFA 20, Franck Ribery has an altogether different bone to pick with EA Sports.
The Fiorentina winger took to Twitter to complain about his shoddy likeness after failing to recognise himself.
Played #FIFA20 with my kids not long ago. 🕹— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) October 17, 2019
Hey @EASPORTSFIFA...Who is this guy? 🤔🤨🤣 pic.twitter.com/fjCBjO4FOx
It's almost as if they've deliberately mashed Ribery together with former Bayern Munich cohort Arjen Robben to create the "superwinger" they were always destined to become.
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Ribery has suffered at the hands of video game designers before, but FIFA's main rivals Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) were determined to take advantage of the opportunity.
Hey Franck! Do you know who this guy is? 😉 pic.twitter.com/f6HfiH8DZ9— eFootball PES (@officialpes) October 17, 2019
The Frenchman is not the only one to have suffered before, from FIFA or PES. Here's some of our favourites from over the years.
Bielsa wears a tracksuit to a gala event
Marcelo Bielsa has forged himself a bit of a reputation over the years as an unorthodox coach who isn't overly keen on doing things by the book.
It should perhaps come as no surprise then, that the Leeds United boss turned up to the club's centenary dinner evening dressed exactly as you'd expect.
While everybody else in attendance wore suits, ties and tuxes, the Chilean opted for his trademark tracksuit.
October 17, 2019
Perhaps Bielsa saw "suit" on the official dress code and things just got lost in translation.
However, we are talking about a man who probably got married in his jogging bottoms, here.
What an extremely casual legend.
PSG art sells for €20m
This year's International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) is hitting Paris and a painting of Paris Saint-Germain's Parc des Princes stadium has brought in €20m -- a record for the artist Nicolas de Stael.
The French champions have called the venue home since 1974 and Le Parc itself is in its third incarnation since its 1897 inauguration as a Velodrome.
On 17 October, Parc des Princes by Nicolas de Staël will be offered at Christie's Paris. The monumental painting has remained in the family of #NicolasdeStaël since his passing in 1955, and constitutes a key element in the history of post-war art https://t.co/StfqbO9KbI pic.twitter.com/AJ9gSO2EoF— Christie's (@ChristiesInc) July 12, 2019
The late Frenchman of Russian origin actually painted the piece when Parc des Princes was in its second state between 1932-72 as part of a series based around Sweden's 1-0 victory over France in 1952 and it was valued between €18-25m.
Christie's put the piece up for auction on Thursday and the 2.5-by-3m item, which had remained with the artist's family since his death in 1955 until now, fetched the impressive sum (costs included) from a private European buyer.
De Stael's previous best figure was €11m for his 'nude standing' piece, which was sold at Christie's in New York last year.