In Bondy, on the outskirts of Paris, the disturbing sentence appeared on one of his giant posters. But football has nothing to do with it: the player and his family support the socialist candidate in the fiery electoral campaign for the municipal elections
After the whistles in certain stadiums, for Kylian Mbappé it is also time for death threats. With a lot of tags clearly visible on one of the murals dedicated to him, in his Bondy. In short, a climate that is not exactly conducive to renewal. Even if this time football has nothing to do with it. Yesterday, however, the PSG champion took to the field against the haters who attacked one of his young fans, seriously ill.
In any case, Mbappé does not seem to be enjoying unanimous approval in the country on the outskirts of the capital where he grew up, not only in football. In Bondy, the World Champion learned to play football, under the orders of dad Wilfrid for years of the local team. And under the watchful eye of mother Fayza, former handball champion, very involved with her husband also in the life of the community. As soon as he can, Kylian also returns to Bondy to encourage recreational and pedagogical activities for young people, also through his foundation “Inspired by KM”, which also financially follows the training course of 98 boys and girls of the department.
On Saturday, however, a threatening tag was left on the giant poster that represents him, on the wall of a building in the city: “Mbappé tes mor”. Ungrammatical message (you should write “Mbappé t’es mort”, “Mbappé, considered dead” ed.), But still aggressive. According to local media, however, football has nothing to do with it. And much less the renewal that PSG hopes to sign the champion who releases in June and is already free to possibly find another team. In reality, it would be a threat linked to the fiery electoral campaign for the municipalities, where the former socialist mayor Sylvine Thomassin, also supported by the Mbappé family but who had lost his seat in June 2020, won new elections against the current mayor, right-wing, Stephen Hervé.
“It is unbearable – wrote Thomassin on Facebook, insulted with another tag – that someone who has nothing to do with politics and only because he is a friend is threatened with death”. The candidate filed a complaint. While Mbappé preferred to take sides via social media in support of a sick girl who had sent him a video, asking him, among other things, to stay at PSG. Immediately the horde of haters broke out and poured insults of various kinds on her. The attacker openly criticized them: “Take a rest, you are hitting rock bottom”. And he sent a message to the fan urging her to continue to fight courageously against the disease: “You are an example for everyone”.
January 11, 2022 (change January 11, 2022 | 13:49)
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