A painting inspired by England Rugby fans titled Wear La Rose has been unveiled outside the Louvre Museum in Paris before the start of the World Cup.
Illustrated in the style of French Romanticism ‚Äď inspired by the host nation for this year‚Äôs tournament ‚Äď the portrait depicts a crowd of England fans carrying flags and wearing white T-shirts and shorts.
The artwork, which was created in partnership with Canadian artist Vincent McIndoe, was unveiled by former England captain Dylan Hartley outside the city‚Äôs famous art museum on Tuesday evening.
With thousands of England rugby fans set to travel to France over the next two months for the tournament which kicks off on Friday, mobile operator O2 launched the campaign to celebrate fans for their ‚Äúpassionate and dedicated support‚ÄĚ.
The 3m by 1.5m painting is part of O2‚Äôs Wear La Rose campaign, continuing the company‚Äôs association with England Rugby which is in its 28th year.
Dylan Hartley, former England Rugby captain, said: ‚ÄúExcitement is building and it‚Äôs great to team up with O2 to launch their Wear La Rose campaign.
‚ÄúWith thousands of England fans travelling to France to watch the team, what better way to honour them by revealing this artwork that celebrates their passionate and dedicated support.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúWhether supporting the squad from home or cheering them on in France, we‚Äôve got O2 customers covered with inclusive EU roaming and a range of Priority perks.
‚ÄúAs proud partner of England Rugby, we‚Äôre behind the team and Wear La Rose with pride.‚ÄĚ