Photo: Liverpool defender backs Paris’ bid to host 2024 Olympic Games
Liverpool centre-half Mamadou Sakho supports Paris 2024 from the beaches in his parent's native Senegal
Mamadou Sakho has put his footballing weight behind Paris’s bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024.
The French capital hasn’t hosted the Games in over half a century after it missed out to London in the fierce battle to host the Olympics in 2012.
Former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Beckham played his part in London’s successful bid for the Olympic Games.
And the England centurion’s former PSG team-mate Sakho followed in the footsteps of Beckham with a small but significant gesture.
Sakho, who is currently in Senegal, etched a special message into the sand on a beach and wrote the following caption for his snap on Instagram:
“Even at the other end of the world, I always support #Paris # Paris2024 #Candidature #JO”
The International Olympic Committee will announce the candidate cities that have made it to the shortlist in 2016, before the vote of the host city in summer 2017.
Sakho left Paris in 2013 after Liverpool agreed a £16m deal to sign the powerful France international from his boyhood club PSG.