Bayern backs France’s Coman after racist comments online

Kingsley Coman

Mueez Ajao

– Bayern Munich sent a message of support to France forward Kingsley Coman after he and midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni were subjected to racist abuse following Sunday’s World Cup final loss to Argentina.

– Argentina keeper Emiliano Martinez saved Coman’s effort from the spot and Tchouameni fired wide as Argentina captured their first world title since 1986, and third overall.

– The BBC reported that Coman and Tchouameni were both targeted with online abuse following the loss in which France was seeking to retain their 2018 World Cup crown.

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– Coman’s club Bayern posted a message of support for the 26-year-old on Monday, condemning the racist comments made towards him.

– “The FC Bayern family is behind you, King. Racism has no place in sport or our society,” they said on Twitter.

– The incident follows the racist abuse aimed at England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the Euro 2020 final defeat against Italy last year.

– All three players missed their penalties in the shootout and were targeted on social media following the game.

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