Oddly enough, I am not referring to my friend and step-brother (who is called Cyril and comes from Nice). It is more of an old football (US read: soccer) chant from the UK, but I couldn’t help mixing metaphors and intoning my step brother’s name.
In another remarkable moment during our family visit to Nice (south France, duh), I spotted a poster featuring John Leclair in a Philadelphia Flyers uniform (CCM advert) at the Super Sports store near the old town. While the ad was in French, it is curious that they picked an American whose name is French, rather than a Quebec native (like Gagné for example). Anyway, glad to think ice hockey has an international reach.