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Mbappé: French league to join lawsuit against racist graffiti

French league to join lawsuit against racist Mbappé graffiti

PAUL ELLIS

AFP

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"

"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.