World Cup 2022: Tchouameni and Coman Racially Abused After Final

World Cup 2022: Tchouameni and Coman Racially Abused After Final

Byron Pillay
  • Aurelien Tchouameni and Kingsley Coman were racially abused online after the World Cup
  • Bayern Munich condemned the abuse suffered by Coman and pledged support for their star
  • From his experience, Bukayo Saka knows what Coman and Tchouameni are going through

Racism in football has reared its ugly head once again, this time after the FIFA World Cup final.

Argentina beat France in the final in a penalty shootout, after the game finished 3-3 after extra time.

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Real Madrid's Aurelien Tchouameni and Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman were racially abused after the FIFA World Cup final. Image: Quality Sport Images/ Mohammad Karamali.
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French stars Aurelien Tchouameni and Kingsley Coman became the target of racial abuse after Les Bleus' penalty shootout defeat to Argentina.

Bayern Munich's Coman had a penalty saved by Emiliano Martinez, while Real Madrid's Tchouameni put his spot kick wide, leading to the racist online abuse, Football Espana reported.

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The Bundesliga giants took to social media after the incident to condemn the abuse suffered by their player.

Randal Kolo Muani also found himself the target of racial abuse, despite not missing a penalty. The French star had a shot saved in extra time by Martinez, which angered some fans.

Coman and Tchouameni are by no means the first players to be racially abused because of a penalty shootout defeat.

England's Bukayo Saka was also targeted after the Three Lions' defeat in the Euro 2020 final.

Racists target Saka after Euro

Arsenal youngster Saka suffered racial attacks, following his failure to convert England's last penalty kick during their shootout against Italy at the Wembley Stadium.

The 19-year-old, along with Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, squandered the Three Lions' chances of winning their first-ever European title as well as their first in 55 years.

They have waited long for another piece of silverware since they last lifted the FIFA World Cup title in 1966 and they came close this summer, Sports Brief reported.

Vinícius Júnior wants racists punished

Vinícius Júnior wants harsher punishments for football racists.

The Real Madrid forward believes that those found guilty of racist abuse should learn a lesson the hard way.

Vini Jr has called for those individuals guilty of racism to be given lifetime bans from football games, Sports Brief reported.