French ambassador slams Trevor Noah over World Cup joke

Paola Ditto
Luglio 19, 2018

Among the disturbances was a large crowd that gathered outside of the Nike store on the Champs Elysee, where fans were eager to get their hands on the new France shirt, complete with two stars to signify two World Cup championships.

A video of Mohanlal watching the FIFA World Cup 2018 Finals has been doing the rounds on social media since the past few days. I really loved the Croatian team because of the fighting spirit and the tactical discipline they had overall.

"This, even in jest, legitimizes the ideology which claims whiteness as the only definition of being French", he added.

The TV host said: "They go [sic] you are not French, you are an African, go back to where you came from. But they're French! They're French".

Mr Araud wrote that "nothing could be less true".

In his letter, Mr Araud stressed that the players "rich and varied backgrounds is a reflection of France's diversity", to which Mr Noah replied: "Now I am not trying to be an asshole but I think it is more of a reflection of France's colonialism". "But they're French! They're French", Obama said in Johannesburg during a speech honoring late South African leader Nelson Mandela.

Talking to his studio audience, but not as part of The Daily Show broadcast, Noah read a letter from Ambassador of France to the U.S. "Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup, now deliver them justice". "What they are arguing here, is in order to be French, you have to erase everything that is African?"

Modric was named Man of the Match three times in Croatia's seven games in Russian Federation, but even the Real Madrid midfielder was powerless to stop France's firepower and the rise of 19-year-old Kylian Mbappe.

"They are proud of their country, France".

After the open top bus tour the players were set to join President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysées Palace for a garden party along with thousands of young guests, many of them member of youth football clubs around Paris. Players-including Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappewere-stormed the press conference screaming Deshcamps's name and showering him with champagne and some number of energy drinks.

Corentin Tolisso's father is from Togo, Adil Rami's parents are from Morocco and Benjamin Mendy's family has roots in the Ivory Coast.

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