Mbappe condemns racial abuse towards AC Milan’s Maignan

Kylian Mbappe condemned the racial abuse directed at AC Milan’s goalkeeper Mike Maignan during the Serie A game against Udinese.

The Paris Saint-German star forward went on X (formerly Twitter) to send a message of support his France teammate, while also calling out the rampant racism in the football world.

“You are far from being alone, Mike Maignan,” Mbappé wrote in French.

“We are all with you—always the same problems and still no solution.”

“Enough is enough!!!!!!!!!!!! No to racism.”

Maignan alerted the referee during the 33rd minute, saying that he heard the alleged monkey chants from the Udinese crowd.

Maignan and the rest of AC Milan players then walked out of the field.

“They made monkey noises and it’s not the first time it’s happened to me,” Maignan said.

“They are ignorant people. The fan comes to the stadium to cheer, maybe to whistle, but these things in football shouldn’t happen.”

Meanwhile, the ballclub and the Serie A league also extended their support to Maignan.

“There is absolutely no place in our game for racism: we are appalled:”

“We are with you, Mike.”

“Lega Serie A condemns any form of racism.”

Meanwhile, FIFA  President Gianni Infantino addressed the incident in a statement release on X.

“The events that took place in Udine and Sheffield on Saturday are totally abhorrent and completely unacceptable.”

There is no place for racism or any form of discrimination – both in football and in society.”

“The players affected by Saturday’s events have my undivided support.”