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French footballers target ‘hateful’ racist abuse after FIFA World Cup final loss, Federation reacts


Some members of the French team that lost to Argentina in the World Cup final have been subjected to “obnoxious” racist abuse on social media, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Tuesday, co. time added that it intends to file a legal complaint. Abuse aimed at Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni, who missed the penalty kick in the penalty shootout, repeated what the three England players received after their Euro 2020 final loss to Italy last year.

The chiefs of French football released a strongly worded statement on Tuesday prosecuting abusers who took to social media after the dramatic final that saw France wade through the water. came upstream with a score of 2-0 and 3-2 to send them into the penalty shootout. The team won a lot of credibility with the majority of the French people during the tournament and around 50,000 people welcomed them in the Place de la Concorde on Monday when they returned from Qatar.

“At the end of the World Cup final, a number of France players were subjected to racist and unacceptable comments on social media,” the FFF tweeted on the team’s Twitter account. French stone. “The FFF condemns them and will appeal to the author of those comments.”

Coman – whose introduction by coach Didier Deschamps in the second half sparked a French resurgence – had his club German champions Bayern Munich rushing to his defense. “FC Bayern strongly condemns racist comments towards Kingsley Coman,” they tweeted on Monday. “The FC Bayern family is always behind you, King. Racism has no place in our sport or our society.”

Politicians were quick to condemn the abuse with the opposition Socialist Party calling on the FFF to file a complaint. Isabelle Rome, the equality and diversity minister, described the abuse as “unacceptable”. “I strongly condemn these remarks,” she wrote on Twitter.

This is not the first time the French team has been targeted. Kylian Mbappe – who scored a hat-trick in Sunday’s game – was abused after he missed a penalty in the Euro 2020 round of 16 defeat to Switzerland.

After the Euro 2020 final, the British players Jadon SanchoBukayo Saka and Marcus Rashford are all black, received a flurry of criticism online after failing to score a goal as England failed to win their first trophy since the 1966 World Cup. British police have made a number of arrests later held and one man was jailed for 10 weeks.

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