Women’s World Cup TV ad misleading fans into believing Kylian Mbappe performed skills actually performed by women hailed as ‘brilliant’
- An ad celebrating women’s football has been hailed by fans as ‘magnificent’
- The French company Orange used CGI to compare the skills of male and female soccer players
- Fans were tricked into believing that the women’s stunts were done by Kylian Mbappe
- The Women’s World Cup begins Thursday in Australia and New Zealand
A witty TV ad celebrating women’s soccer has been hailed by fans as “magnificent” ahead of the Women’s World Cup which begins on Thursday.
The ad, made by French telecommunications company Orange, begins with highlights of the French men’s team’s brilliant tricks and fantastic goals.
The likes of Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud seem to show off their skills in a cleverly edited montage.
Halfway through, it is revealed that the players in the images are actually female players for the French team, with Orange using computer-generated imagery (CGI) to superimpose the likenesses of the men on top.
The advert conveys the point that the women’s game showcases the brilliant skill and technique enjoyed by all soccer fans in a bid to encourage interest in the tournament ahead of the first game Down Under on Thursday.
A witty TV ad celebrating women’s football has been hailed by fans as ‘magnificent’
After appearing to show the highlights of the France men’s team, it is revealed that the players are actually French players, with Orange using CGI to superimpose the men on top.
Fans are tricked into believing that the skills actually made by women were from Kylian Mbappe (right)
And fans quickly took to Twitter to greet the “great” announcement.
One said: ‘Women’s football is great. Anyone who says otherwise is just a hater. The lack of diving is a breath of fresh air. The only problem is finding the time to watch it.
A second added: ‘I love this ad. It really made me think about my own preconceived notions about women in sports. Excellent!’
Another posted: ‘Best football ad I’ve ever seen. Simply magnificent.
While one continued: ‘This is great. You have to watch the whole video to understand it.’
And a fifth joked: “I knew it was CGI as soon as Mbappe passed a teammate.”
Another tweeted: ‘Do you know where I can get a link to this natively? I need to share this wide and wide. This is so incredibly beautiful and well done.
Before businessman Alexis Ohanian, married to tennis legend Serena Williams, said: ‘great’, followed by a flexing muscle emoji.
And football fans were quick to take to social media to hail the ‘magnificent’ announcement (pictured)