In recent days, a small window overlooking a garbage room has ignited the web and has become a football challenge on social networks.
LE SCAN SPORT- At 24 rue Jules-Vallès in Evry (Essonne), a small window has become one of the best known in France. The reason: The challenge it offers and the buzz it has generated.
The principle of this challenge is simple: It is about sending the ball into the narrow opening of the window, like a professional player seeking to aim for the skylight. Nicknamed “The magic dormer of Evry”, this challenge has been viewed millions of times on social networks.
It all started in December 2019, when a young man from the neighborhood managed to get the ball in on the first try. This feat had caused a stir in the neighborhood and over the past few weeks others wanted to give it a go and all the neighborhood football fans came out to try their luck, filming and posting the challenge on Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. . “Gigi” even became the first woman to successfully complete the challenge and her performance has been viewed over 2 million times.
The creator of this challenge, a young man in his thirties nicknamed “Gay the Elder” was interviewed by Gross as to the popularity of the challenge it has unintentionally created. “I am happy and proud, it gives another image of the neighborhood. I haven’t saved any lives, I haven’t done anything extraordinary. I just put the ball in a hole, that’s right, the first time. The enthusiasm that it has taken, it’s nice ”. A pretty fate for a simple window.