Kylian Mbappe Fires Back, Justifies Behaviour Following Provocation From Brest Fans in PSG Victory

Kylian Mbappe Fires Back, Justifies Behaviour Following Provocation From Brest Fans in PSG Victory

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Paris Saint-Germain secured victory away at the Stade Francis-Le Blé against Brest
  • Taunts from the home crowd marred the victory for the Parisians
  • Kylian Mbappe has been criticised for his response to the insults from the opposition fans

Paris Saint-Germain maintained their remarkable resurgence in the early season, securing a crucial 3-2 away victory against Brest at the Stade Francis-Le Blé.

Luis Enrique's team swiftly established a two-goal lead during the first half, with goals from young midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery, who capitalised on a pass from Bradley Barcola, and star forward Kylian Mbappe, who expertly converted a trivella assist from Korean attacker Lee Kang-in.

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Kylian Mbappe celebrates his goal during the match between Stade Brestois 29 and Paris Saint-Germain. Image: Xavier Laine.
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As reported by Goal, the match heated up when Steve Mounie headed home a cross from fullback Kenny Lala.

Subsequently, forward Jeremy Le Douaron levelled the score for Eric Roy's team after connecting with a cross from Romain Del Castillo.

The highly competitive game stirred emotions, leading to fans taunting Paris Saint-Germain players. Nevertheless, a pivotal moment arrived as Mbappe converted a rebound off a saved penalty in the 89th minute.

While the goal appeared to be a devastating blow to Brest fans, it was Mbappe's celebration that ignited controversy in the media.

Mbappe's celebration stirs controversy

Mbappe celebrated his goal by shushing the home crowd, a gesture that drew criticism from Le'Equipe journalist Bertrand Latour.

Latour emphasised the expectations of Mbappe as the captain of the France national team. In response to the journalist's critique, the French World Cup winner took to Twitter to express his viewpoint:

"Well of course I should have sang with them when they insulted my teammate. Some have really never set foot on a football field regardless of the level…."

While some French pundits, as reported by PSGtalk, defended Mbappe for his reaction to scoring the game-winning goal against Brest, this topic is likely to dominate discussions for several days.

Mbappe, who has now netted 12 goals in as many appearances this season and has surpassed 250 goals at the club level throughout his illustrious career, aspires to continue his impressive goal-scoring form and potentially guide Ligue 1 giants PSG to the coveted UEFA Champions League title.

Mbappe breaks Henry's UCL record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Thierry Henry is regarded as one of the best strikers ever to play the game, but Mbappe is already shattering his fellow Frenchman's records in the UEFA Champions League.

The 24-year-old forward bettered Henry's impressive 11-year-old record as PSG defeated AC Milan 3-0 to revive their ambitions in Europe's elite club competition.

Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG against Milan in the 32nd minute, with further goals from Randal Kolo Muani and Lee Kang-in propelling the Parisians to the top of Group F.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).