French federation condemns racist abuse of players after World Cup final

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FILE PHOTO: Football – Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup – Final – Argentina v France – Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar – December 18, 2022 Argentina players react as teammate Lionel Messi scores penalty shootout REUTERS/Molly Darlington

The French Football Federation (FFF) has condemned online racist abuse targeting 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.

The BBC reported on Monday that striker Kingsley Coman and France midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni were subjected to online racism after missing a penalty in the final.

Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved Coman’s effort from the penalty spot, while Tchouameni shot from long distance as France failed to keep the title they won in 2018.

“Following the World Cup final, several players of the French national team were subjected to unacceptable racist and hateful comments on social media,” the FFF wrote on Twitter.

“The FFF condemns them and will file a complaint against their author.”

Earlier, Coman’s club Bayern Munich also posted a message of support for the 26-year-old player, while condemning racist comments directed at him.


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