The LFP said on Thursday it will join a lawsuit against the authors of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti targeting the PSG star.
The French football league (LFP) said on Thursday it will join a lawsuit against the authors of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti targeting Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé.
The graffiti was discovered in one of the French capital's metropolitan trains on Tuesday, prompting the International League against Racism and anti-Semitism (LICRA) to file a complaint. The authors of the graffiti have yet to be identified.
"The LFP condemns the racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti"
La @LFPfr condamne fermement le tag raciste, antisémite et homophobe visant @KMbappe.— Ligue de Football Professionnel (@LFPfr) 14 February 2019
Elle réaffirme sa détermination à lutter contre tout comportement raciste, antisémite ou discriminatoire.
La LFP se joindra à la plainte déposée par la @_LICRA_ visant les auteurs de ce tag. pic.twitter.com/lXamTTn4JS
"The LFP will join the lawsuit initiated by LICRA against the authors of this graffiti," the LFP wrote in a statement. "The LFP condemns the racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic graffiti targeting Kylian Mbappé."
Mbappé, whose father is from Cameroon and whose mother is of Algerian origin, was born in Paris. The 20-year-old striker was one of the heroes of France's victorious World Cup campaign in Russia last year, scoring their fourth goal in their 4-2 win over Croatia in the final.