The French Football Federation (FFF) on Tuesday “condemned” the publication on social networks of “racist and hateful” messages towards players of the France team in the World Cup final, announcing its intention to “file a complaint”.
“Following the World Cup final, several players from the France team were the subject of unacceptable racist and hateful remarks on social networks. The FFF condemns them and will file a complaint against their authors”, she wrote on the Twitter account of theFrench team.
Following the World Cup final, several players from the French team were the subject of unacceptable racist and hateful remarks on social networks.
The FFF condemns them and will file a complaint against its authors. pic.twitter.com/IrpaI246Es
— Team France \u2b50\u2b50 (@equipedefrance) December 20, 2022
The Blues have inclined on penalties (3-3 ap, 4-2 pens) Sunday in Qatar against Argentina, and several players were targeted on social networks, such as Kingsley Coman et Aurelien Tchouameniwho missed their shot on goal.
The Bayern MunichComan’s club, had supported its striker on Monday: “The FC Bayern family is behind you, King. Racism has no place in sport or in our society,” the club wrote on Twitter.
FC Bayern strongly condemn the racist comments made towards Kingsley Coman.
The FC Bayern family is behind you, King. Racism has no place in sport or our society. pic.twitter.com/9Mvhrt0Zc9
— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) December 19, 2022
Many reactions from politicians
These messages of hate have already been condemned by many politicians, in the hours preceding the announcement of the FFF. The Socialist Party called on the FFF on Tuesday morning to “break its silence”.
“Full support for Coman, Tchouaméni, (Randal) Kolo Muani, (Hugo) Lloris. We are still awaiting a reaction from the FFF, which has already remained silent about the racist insults suffered by Mbappé during Euro 2021”, has his side writes the number 2 of the PS Corinne Narassiguin.
Mbappe had indeed denounced racist insults after his missed shot on goal against Switzerland during the last Euro, a situation which he had reported to the president of the Federation Noël Le Graët.
The Minister Delegate for Gender Equality and Diversity, Isabelle Rome, also expressed his anger on Monday. “It’s unbearable. I condemn these comments in the strongest terms,” she wrote on Twitter.
The rebellious MP Nadege Abomangoli also gave his “support” to the players, denouncing “a climate”.
On the far right, the deputy and spokesperson for the RN Julien Odoul asked in a tweet for a reaction from the association “SOS Racisme”, citing an article from the far-right site Boulevard Voltaire, evoking “racial insults” towards goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.