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Antoine Griezmann shows class with gesture for slain policeman’s son

France v Republic of Ireland - Round of 16: UEFA Euro 2016 Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Antoine Griezmann oozes class. We have seen it on the football field but it is becoming more apparent as time passes that the Frenchman has plenty of it off the field too.

Having landed the man of the match award after scoring two goals against Ireland and turning a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead, he presented the match ball to the son of killed policeman, Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, in Parc Olympique Lyonnais after the game on Sunday.

Salvaing was stabbed to death along with his partner Jessica Schneider at their home in Magnanville outside Paris earlier this month.

He now has three goals at the tournament and has been widely praised for getting France this far. He scored a goal against Albania off the bench when it looked like they would draw 0-0 and for all intents and purposes, it appeared as though Ireland would push the hosts to the wire before Griezmann’s intervention that changed the entire game in just three minutes.

France play Iceland next on Sunday and French fans will be hoping for the same type of match-winning excellence from the 25-year-old.