It is an appearance that is obviously not unanimous. Invited to the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Achraf Hakimi and his wife Hiba Abouk staged the matches all dressed in Balmain. However, the Moroccan international was the subject of a lynching campaign on social networks because of the outfit of his wife deemed “too daring”.
An accomplished footballer with Paris Saint-Germain, Achraf Hakimi is also a fan of fashion, a passion he shares with his wife, Hiba Abouk, with whom he attends numerous fashion shows and major events, including the Cannes Film Festival. .
The presence of the PSG side has been widely commented on on social networks. Dressed by French designer Olivier Rousteing, artistic director of Balmain, the Atlas Lion was dressed all in black with a Kimono-style suit. However, the outfit that most impressed the player’s fans is that of his wife.
Indeed, the Spanish actress of Tunisian and Egyptian origin, Hiba Abouk, wore a white two-piece dress with a low neckline that hid a small part of her body. It was enough to trigger a lively controversy on social networks.
“Men” allow their wives to dress like Hakimi’s wife pic.twitter.com/Axb7DU05FW
— 𝖣𝗂𝗂𝗄𝗂𝗂 𝐿𝑣ℓ 🌒 (@Dk_Lvl) May 25, 2022
Our heritage and heritage were built by those you call the fathers of modesty, by chaste women both respecting Islamic moral codes
What Hakimi did is nothing Moroccan and any self-respecting Moroccan will disavow it https://t.co/wMuQEOrNd6
— #flopper (@3aajib) May 26, 2022
Islamists & Muslim ayatollahs criticize the player Hakimi, accusing him of being a “bad Muslim”, of having a “immodest” & “impure” wife, of being a “traitor” to the “Muslim community”. They go so far as to blur the body of his wife. #canes #hakimi pic.twitter.com/MnCzO4rH0t
— MEHDI AIFA (@Mehdi_Aifa_AJR) May 26, 2022
Internet users have shot the former Real Madrid, questioning his faith. Many of them reproached him for “showing off his wife” and “bringing his religion to shame”. Among these detractors, the Moroccan journalist at Al Jazeera Abdessamad Nasser who addressed a violent tackle to the Moroccan.
وا أسفاه عليك يا أشرف حكيمي.
ما شاهدناه في مهرجان كان لم يأت به قبلك أي لاعب في تاريخ منتخبنا الوطن.
الحرية الشخصية مسؤولية قبل أن تكون حقاً وأنت شخصية عامة وتمثل صورة المغربي المسلم وصورة منتخب #المغرب الذي طالما احترم لاعبوه قيم الشعب الذي يمثلونه.
أنا حزين وغاضب ومصدوم جداً.
— عبد الصمد ناصر (@NacirAbdessamad) May 25, 2022
“Alas! What we saw at the Cannes festival was never committed by a player from our national team. Individual freedom is a responsibility before being a legitimate right. You are a public figure. You represent the image of the Moroccan Muslim and that of the selection of Morocco. Never has a player from our national team violated the values of our people. I am sad, angry and in shock”he wrote on his Twitter account.
Far from the critics, Hakimi and his wife offered themselves the privilege of previewing the film “The Innocent” by Louis Garrel.