On Sunday, the captain, midfielder and emblematic figure of Canadian soccer Patrice Bernier will play the last game of a long and storied career that started in 2000. This moment, dreaded by all Bleu-blanc-noir supporters, is coming fast and testimonies for the player from Brossard are coming from far and wide - in fact, don't hesitate to show your appreciation for the player by using the hashtag #8ERNIER on social media.
Even our eternal rivals from Toronto wanted to offer some kind of recognition for our number eight, notably because of his 56 caps for Canada, but also to show respect to the competitor that gave them so much to think about since he came back in Montreal, in 2012.
We'll have a bit of mourning to go through on Sunday at Stade Saputo, as the New England Revolution visits - tickets are still available. But as we can see, not everyone has accepted this new reality.
I'm not ready for @pbernier10 to retire.— MLS Transfers (@MLSTransfers) 6 octobre 2017