World Cup 2022

Trio of France stars the target of racial abuse after World Cup final defeat

No fewer than three members of the French national team squad have come in for racially-motivated abuse late on Sunday evening.

Such disgusting behaviour, of course, comes on the back of the respective roles played by the trio in Les Bleus’ latest outing.

After navigating their way beyond Morocco in the competition’s semi-finals, France were pitted against the might of Argentina earlier today, amid the nation’s bid to make it back-to-back World Cup titles.

When all was said and done, however, it was not meant to be for Didier Deschamps and co.

Instead, it was Argentina who clinched glory on football’s grandest stage, keeping their cool to dispatch a quartet of spot-kicks en route to a penalty shootout triumph.

And now, as alluded to above, some of those left angered by France’s eventual defeat on Sunday have responded, in the most embarrassing manner imaginable.

As can be seen across their respective social media platforms, all of Aurelien Tchouameni, Kingsley Coman and Randal Kolo Muani have tonight been on the receiving end of a wave of racial abuse.

After Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka were subjected to widespread abuse owing to their spot-kick failures in the final of the European Championships last year, Tchouameni and Coman have tonight been targeted for the same, with Kolo Muani’s telling miss late in extra-time meaning he has not been spared, either.

Another dark day in the recent history of our beautiful game...

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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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