Guy Roux, TIME's Person of the Year 2020?

Legendary French coach among finalists for TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year?

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According to a top source, Legendary French coach Guy Roux is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the coach's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 29/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Roux for Person of the Year?

The list of nominees for Time magazine’s Person of the Year is always an eclectic mix of world leaders, pop culture icons, buzzworthy names, and human rights activists. The unexpected inclusion of the 82-year-old coach, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Roux so important is the potential and influence he now has, rather than anything he has already done,” said a panelist who preferred to remain anonymous, adding that earlier this month, the coach have already been named ‘French Of The Year’ by some major French newspapers and even ‘Colmar Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Colmar (Guy Roux's hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

A representative for the coach was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:

“Guy Roux Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 28 Nov 2020
“Congrats! Guy has this charisma that seems to come out of nowhere.”
— @SamanthaJones, 28 Nov 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Guy Roux?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 28 Nov 2020

Could 2020 officially be the Year of Guy Roux?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2020 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020?

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