France players Kingsley Coman, Randal Kolo Muani and Aurelien Tchouameni have been subjected to online racist abuse after missing their penalties in the World Cup final. France was beaten by Lionel Messi’s Argentina 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Sunday as they failed to defend their world title.
France Stars Coman and Tchouameni Racial Abused
Bayern Munich star Coman, Randal Kolo Muani and Real Madrid’s Aurelien Tchouameni missed their penalties and so they lost. Randal Kolo Muani is racially abused because the game’s last chance was from him and the Argentine Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez saved the ball with his leg.
German side Bayern Munich has since posted a message of support for their 26-year-old winger. His penalty was saved by Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, while Tchouameni’s effort went wide. Bayern released a statement saying: “FC Bayern strongly condemn the racist comments made towards Kingsley Coman.”
The club also said: “The FC Bayern family is behind you, King. Racism has no place in sport or our society.” It follows the racist abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after England’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy last year. All three players missed penalties in the 3-2 shootout loss and were targeted on social media after the game.