Antoine Griezmann gifts Ireland/France match ball to son of murdered policeman

Commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his partner Jessica Schneider were both murdered this month

Antoine Griezmann

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Antoine Griezmann was awarded the match ball after his two goals against Ireland secured France's spot in the quarter-finals of the European Championships.

Instead of keeping the ball for himself, he instead gifted the ball to the son of a French police officer who was murdered earlier this month.

Commander Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his partner Jessica Schneider were both murdered in their home in Paris by Larossi Abballa, an attacker who had sworn allegiance to IS.

"The France team shows solidarity with our police. Antoine Griezmann gives the #FRAIRL match ball to the son of JB Salvaing," the caption reads.

Griezmann's two goals were enough to brush past Ireland and he now joins Alvaro Morata and Gareth Bale as the competition's top scorer on three goals.

France face Iceland in the quarter-finals after the minnows knocked out England in the last 16.