French club Foot de table club de Saint–Symphorien-sur-Coise staged an innovative promotional event recently, with club members of rival football clubs taking to the table.
Four of the club members – Herve Rakowski, Denis Polsinelli, Cedric Pandolfi and Cyprien Bonnet — are all fans of Olympique Lyonnais, while the remainder of the club support St Etienne.
In a battle for honour, a team of the ASSE supporters, Mickael Blanc, Daniel Guyot, Cyril Bolusset, Laurent Meygret, and Julien Blanchon faced off with their clubmates.
“There was a real tension, a real pressure, but always in a very good atmosphere,” said club organiser Julien Blanchon.
After leading 2-1 at halftime, the ASSE lads ended up cracking against the motivated Lyonnais to lose 3-1 — such is the drama of team events.