The French special forces put on un petit show ahead of Marseille’s big game against Monaco on Sunday night.
In what amounted to a significant waste of time and resources, the 13th Parachute Dragons Regiment of the Armée de Terre scrambled a helicopter to fly the match-ball in from a nearby base before parachuting it down onto the pitch before kick-off…
— Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) January 28, 2018
We’re not entirely sure what the point was supposed to be, but we guess it made sense to somebody at some level.
Anyway, Marseille and Monaco went on to produce a 2-2 draw that keeps them a point apart up in third and fourth place respectively.