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25 Oct 2020

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team: Rulebreakers - 'Eric' Laporte reacts to inclusion in latest EA promo

The Rulebreakers promo has been live for 48 hours - if you ignore the server issues - and it's gone down a treat with fans.

It features a plethora of stars with upgraded stats that you never thought you'd see, including the Manchester City centre back.

81 Pace!

Aymeric Laporte is without doubt one of the best centre backs in the Premier League, his only downfall in terms of his FIFA 21 card is that he lacks that extra yard of pace.

Well that is a thing of the past in this promo! The French centre back has seen his pace upgraded by no fewer than 18(!) ratings!

Laporte

His defending has gone down four ratings, still a solid 84 overall, whilst his physicality has jumped up three ratings, also sitting at 84 overall.

I'm Eric Laporte Reacts

If you follow the French centre back on Twitter, you may be aware of the ongoing 'Eric' gag.

A fans response to one of Laporte's tweets about the way you pronounce his first name sparked outrage, as they thought it was simply pronounced 'I'm Eric'.

Laporte's social media team have played along with the gag since and now, it would appear EA have got in on the action!

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The team at EA Sports sent out two cards to the Manchester City centre back, one with the traditional 'Laporte' and one making a joke at the ongoing gag.

Ayermic was clearly a fan of the stunt, sharing a video of both cards to his Twitter account, with the Tweet amassing 20k likes at the time of writing.