Mathieu Valbuena Gets Paired with the Tallest Mascot, Hilarity Ensues

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 4, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JULY 04:  Mathieu Valbuena of France looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Mathieu Valbuena's unfortunate summer of being made to look even shorter than he already is continues.

The France playmaker was given the tallest of the mascots when he stood for the team picture:

Someone was trolling Valbuena by pairing him with a mascot this tall...

— Brooks Peck (@BrooksDT) July 4, 2014

So the only sensible thing to do was to quickly Photoshop the pair: Valbuena not looking entirely out of place as the mascot.

Oh le montage de FDP! #FRA

— William Pereira (@WillyTheKiid) July 4, 2014