‘They insulted my teammate’ — Mbappe fires back at critics of his gesture mocking Brest fans

Kylian Mbappe winding up Brest fans | Imago

‘They insulted my teammate’ — Mbappe fires back at critics of his gesture mocking Brest fans

Ayoola Kelechi 20:24 - 29.10.2023

Mbappe riled up Brest fans with a gesture after being taken off during Paris Saint-Germain's difficult Ligue 1 win

Paris Saint-Germain star forward Kylian Mbappe has hit back at critics who questioned a gesture he made during Les Parisiens’ Ligue 1 win over Brest.

Mbappe rescues PSG against Brest

Mbappe scored twice against Brest as PSG earned a hard-fought 3-2 win in Ligue 1 despite a stirring fightback from their hosts.

PSG raced into a 2-0 lead before the half-hour mark, only to see the home side fight back to level at 2-2 before 60 minutes.

Kylian Mbappe against Brest | Imago
Kylian Mbappe against Brest | Imago

With the game hanging in the balance, it fell to Mbappe to rescue all three points for PSG when they were awarded a penalty. Although he missed his initial attempt, the French forward converted the rebound as PSG won their third consecutive Ligue 1 game.

Mbappe refuses to be criticised for actions against Brest

When PSG felt the result was secured, they took off Mbappe, and as he left the pitch, the France captain made a gesture towards the Brest fans, which he was criticised for.

A French journalist, Bertrand Latour, condemned Mbappe’s actions against Brest, posting a message on social media platform X saying, “A France captain should never do that.”

Mbappe was not willing to accept the criticism, however, replying to the journalist’s message sarcastically, saying, “Oh, well of course I should have sang with them whilst they insulted my teammate. Some people have really never set foot on a pitch, no matter the level.”

Mbappe’s comments are reportedly referring to Brest fans’ chants against teammate and close friend Achraf Hakim,i accusing the Morrocan of being a rapist.

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