Karim Benzema appears to label Kylian Mbappe a traitor following Real Madrid snub


The latest social media activity on the part of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has piqued widespread attentions late on Saturday evening.

Benzema's Blancos have of course taken their place front and centre in the European football headlines across the day to date.

Unfortunately for the La Liga champions, though, this has come for an altogether less than positive reason.

Kylian Mbappe, long expected to call time on his stint with Paris Saint-Germain in favour of taking his talents to the Spanish capital, shocked the masses in instead putting pen to paper on a new contract at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.

The 23-year-old has committed his future to PSG through the summer of 2025, after coming to an agreement on the terms of a potentially record-breaking financial package.

Benzema fumes

All associated with Real Madrid, in turn, have been left understandably bemused by Mbappe's actions, with fans, pundits and more having not been at all shy in making their frustrations with the French international known in the aftermath of today's announcement.

And now, as alluded to above, one key member of Carlo Ancelotti's squad has not held back in his own criticism of Mbappe's actions.

The player in question? Karim Benzema.

Taking to his official Instagram account late on Saturday night, 'Benz' unveiled a photo of music icon Tupac Shakur, backed by the man who is widely understood to have betrayed him before the rapper's untimely death.

The assumption, in turn, is that the Blancos hitman, of course a fellow countryman and international teammate of Mbappe, is insinuating that the PSG star is essentially a traitor for staying put in Paris.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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