Many Internet users have relayed on Twitter photos actually dating from Euro 2016.
Algerian fans have welcomed the tribute, some netizens are offended by the contrary. After Algeria's victory at the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday, July 19, many Internet users relayed on Twitter photos of the Eiffel Tower lit in green, white and red, the colors of the Algerian flag.
– Zellag Lamine (@LamineZellag) July 20, 2019
Friday night, however, the Eiffel Tower remained lit with its natural colors. The photos relayed on social networks actually date from June 27, 2016, during Euro 2016 in France. That evening, the Iron Lady was dressed in green, white and red to celebrate the victory of Italy over Spain in the round of 16.
– Francois Pinet (@francoispinet) June 27, 2016
The Eiffel Tower is in the colors of Italy pic.twitter.com/45YgrTSeff
– Post Bad Italy (@PostBadItaly) June 27, 2016
Regularly during the Euro, the Eiffel Tower was illuminated in the colors of a team having won a match or spent a lap. An initiative taken within the framework of the organization in France of this European competition. On the other hand, the monument is not used to light up to celebrate sports competitions that do not concern France.