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Racist abuse of France players after World Cup final condemned by federation

Dec 21, 2022

The French Football Federation (FFF) has condemned the online racist abuse directed towards its players and pledged to take action after they were targeted as the team lost to Argentina on penalties in Sunday’s World Cup final in Qatar.

French government officials had expressed their indignation following the online attacks, with Isabelle Rome, the minister in charge of gender equality, saying Kylian Mbappe and Kingsley Coman were among those abused.

The BBC reported that midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni who, along with Coman, missed a penalty in the decisive shootout, was also targeted.

Argentina keeper Emiliano Martinez saved Coman’s effort from the spot, while Tchouameni shot wide as France failed to retain the title they won in 2018.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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