LAHORE – Everyone can kick a football-some can do a kick-up or two but Sean Garnier the famous freestyler has the skills to make a football dance. The 31-year-old in his first ever three-day visit to Pakistan showed his freestyle skills with football and delighted the audience at Café Page 102, an event organized by Red bull and Ebuzz Today.

Bloggers and journalists were part of the event.  The freestyler hails from Sens in France and began his football career like most on the pitch.

During his tour he will travel to four cities Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar. After inspiring millions of freestylers from across the globe Sean Garnier would spend three days in Karachi. He is in Lahore for three days. In the last leg of his week-long tour to Pakistan, Sean would travel to Islamabad on November 23. Like in other cities he will engage with local freestylers. He is expected to hold multiple sessions before departing for his home country at the end of the tour on Tuesday, November 24.

Talking to this scribe Sean Garnier said, “What I like about freestyle is not freestyle but connecting with different people. The main purpose of the visit is to promote the sport in Pakistan besides inspiring youngsters who want to make a name in the highly skilled world of free styling.

“A string of injuries eventually forced me to abandon my dreams of career as a professional footballer but all was not lost. I began my career as a football instructor in Paris and never gave up. In 2006, I discovered a new passion that combined break dancing and football. No one was my motivation. I wanted to express myself. In 2008 I was crowned World Champion at the inaugural Red Bull Street Style World Finals in São Paulo, Brazil, the spiritual home of freestyle.”

The champion was all praise for Pakistani talent. “Pakistan has a lot of talent but the only thing they don’t have is a platform. Next year, first of all we are going to do Red Bull street style event if the youngsters would be fascinated. We will select them and will build up three schools with the help of Red Bull and those youngsters who are interested in learning freestyle skills would be trained by professionals,” Sean said.