The French Football Federation intends to file a complaint against social media users for racist and hateful comments towards players after the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
in one statement on TwitterThe Federation indicated that “after the World Cup final, many players of the French national team were subjected to unacceptable racist and hateful remarks on social media.” The exact social media platforms are not specified.
The foundation said it “condemns” the behavior and is considering “taking legal action against” the perpetrators of the racist and hateful remarks.
Neither Twitter nor Meta (Facebook) representatives immediately responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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French Gender Equality Minister Isabella Roma said Kylian Mbappe and Kingsley Coman were among players who received “unacceptable” comments on social media, according to a report by ESPN.
The BBC said on Monday that Aurelien Tchoamene was also the target of abuse after losing the World Cup. Mbappe, Koeman and Tchoameni are all black.
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Bayern Munich, Koeman Football Club, A statement was issued Regarding the situation on Twitter. “Bayern Munich strongly condemns the racist comments made against Kingsley Coman,” the statement began.
Bayern wrote on Twitter: “The Bayern family is behind you, King. There is no place for racism in sport or in our society.”
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The World Cup Final ended in a thrilling penalty shootout between Argentina and France.
Mbappe scored three goals during the match, but France ultimately fell short, losing 4-2 on penalties.
France previously won the title in 2018 by defeating Croatia 4-2 in the last round.