IN IMAGES, IN PICTURES. “Fourth of May”, an unusual tribute to sports during the Star Wars Day. Sport

Young or old, movie buffs or not, almost everyone has seen – or at least knows – the saga star Wars. And the world of sports is no exception. After the release of the first film in 1977. New hopeto date with many projects Disney about the franchise (series Kenobi will be released on May 27), the universe created by George Lucas has been a resounding success.

And the date each year allows fans star Wars to pay tribute to his favorite saga: May 4. The choice, which is not due to chance and is explained by the famous phrase “Let there be strength with you”, sounded in several films of the franchise. In English it translates as “may the power be with you”. And in English May 4 is translated as “Fourth of May”. Consonance, which made May 4 a day of celebration star Wars which turns into several events and many posts on social networks.

A small game to which many clubs, leagues or athletes have committed themselves, all countries and sports combined. Even if, of course, most of the tribute comes from the United States, the country where star Wars has the greatest success. A small anthology of the most unusual publications.

football

In England, Chelsea had fun making the lion of his logo appear in space with a lightsaber in his hand.

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Turin’s Juventus went further. After stealing a banner that opens nine episodes of the franchise, she made montages with six of her players. Manuel Locatelli becomes, for example, “Loca Fett” (referring to the character of Bobby Fett), Moses Keane – “Moses-Van Kenobi” (Obi-Wan Kenobi), and Dusan Vlahovich is called “Darth Vlahovich” (Darth Vader).

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rugby

The New Zealand team made an original installation, placing their players with lightsabers in their hands in the picture.

The Wigan Warrior, a Wigan-based English rugby league club, filmed the attacker during the day at the club.

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Score Twitter The World Rugby Sevens International Rugby Championship competition featured images of fans dressed as stormtroopers.

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tennis

Page We are tennis France made a video montage of the exchange between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. Instead of rackets, two men return the ball with … lightsabers. We even see the shadow of a TIE fighter (the ship appears in star Wars) move the cursor to the course.

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Basketball

According to the Indian NBA report, it was fun to dress Ja Moranta, the star of “Memphis Grizzlies”, in a Jedi costume, in a Luke Skywalker costume. A way to congratulate the American player, the author of a huge performance against the Golden State Warriors last night (106-101).

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Formula 1

The Red Bull team published a photo of people dressed as members of the Galactic Empire in front of the garage.

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On May 4, the account of the German NFL was suspended. He published various montages to pay tribute star Wars.

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The most original is a variety of helmets from NFL franchises mixed with the saga universe, such as “Tatooine Tuskenraiders”, “Toydaria Wattos” or “Droidekas Ryloth”.

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Hockey

NHL teams published photo montages on May 4. Columbus Blue Jackets paid tribute to Tatooine (a planet that exists in star Wars), while the Detroit Red Wings preferred to confuse their players with the Galactic Empire.

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baseball

The MLB, the North American Baseball League’s European account, has released a video of the mascot battling a lightsaber with a player from the Cleveland Indians (now the Cleveland Guardians).

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Veil

Finally, skipper Jeremy Beyu went there with his meeting. He posted a photo of his Imoca next to the Millennium Falcon, asking which of the two would go faster.

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A race that would be hard to win for Imoca if it doesn’t quickly develop a system to reach the speed of light …

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