#HatemChampion Is Trending In France As PSG Fans Rally For Ben Arfa
Hatem Ben Arfa has yet to play a single minute of Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue One winning campaign and the club's supporters have started a trend to try and change that.
The former Newcastle United man has recently celebrated one year of not playing for the Parisians, with Unai Emery clearly not high on him.
Already confirmed to be leaving the French capital, a plethora of PSG supporters have got the hashtag '#HatemChampion' as the No.1 trend on France in an attempt to get Emery to play him for just one minute so he gets a winners' medal.
The no.1 trending topic on Twitter in France today is #HatemChampion.- FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) April 16, 2018
This is to help convince Unai Emery to allow Hatem Ben Arfa play at least 1 minute for PSG so he can be a Ligue 1 champion.
He's yet to feature for them this season.
The response on social media has been nothing short of overwhelming:
Gives him the chance to express, at least just 1 minute to become a champion enough. Let's do it#HatemChampion- Nguyễn Thiên Phong (@phongnguy7n) April 16, 2018
The current top trending hashtag is #HatemChampion - as fans plead for PSG to give Ben Arfa the title he needs, but not one he deserves !- Mohammed Ali (@mohammedali_93) April 16, 2018
Aller Unai puterie fais rentrer #HatemChampion au moins une minute , c'est une pépite, en plus y va rester plus lomgtemps que toi au PSG ptdrr- une catalyseur (@Tammed__vii) April 16, 2018
#HatemChampion Justice pour le meilleur joueur du PSG :trophy::trophy::trophy:- :crown:clémentécourtin:crown: (@clemcourtin) April 16, 2018
A fan favourite at Newcastle United, his time there ultimately ended on a sour note when he was released in January 2015 after an underwhelming loan at Hull City.
He rebuilt his career back in France with Nice, netting 18 goals in a single season playing under Leicester City boss Claude Puel and earning that big money move to PSG in July 2016.
But despite a promising start, Ben Arfa was never really fancied and his career has continued to embark on a downwards spiral.
Where should his next move be?
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