Kylian Mbappé Lottin is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the France national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, Mbappé is renowned for his dribbling abilities, exceptional speed, and finishing.
Eliminated in the round of 16 by Switzerland after missing the decisive penalty, the 23-year-old striker did not get it easy with the racist insults that followed. Worse, he then deplored the lack of support from the French Football Federation.
He was angry, and he no longer wanted to play for the France team again.
In an interview with “Sports Illustrated” this Thursday, the PSG star said; “I can’t play for people who think I’m a monkey. I’m not going to play. But afterwards, I took the time to reflect with all the people who play with me and encourage me, he explains. And I think it’s not a good message to give up. Because I think I am an example for many people. I have not let go of the national team because it is a message to the younger generation to say: We are stronger than that.”
This remains a painful memory for Kylian Mbappé.