Saturday, may 30, Kylian Mbappé has posted on social networks a message claiming justice for George Floyd. Monday 1 June, the footballer has recurred, focusing this time on the case of Gabriel, a 14-year-old seriously injured after an interpellation to Bondy.
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Kylian Mbappé is positioned not only on a football field, or in front of goal. Saturday, may 30, the world champion French has posted on Twitter a simple message, asking for justice for George Floyd, who died during an interpellation in the United States. Very quickly, outside of those who have applauded his stance, admittedly a little late, users have noted his silence during police violence that have taken place in France. Kylian Mbappé was particularly concerned by one of them, since it took place in the city where he’s from, Bondy.
“The police are with us”
In the night from Monday 25 to Tuesday 26 may, Gabriel, 14 years old, was arrested when he tried to steal a scooter, according to a police source, as revealed by France 3. During the arrest, Gabriel was severely wounded in the face : he lost several teeth, had to undergo a maxillofacial surgery, and could lose the use of one eye. Rallies of support were held, since, in Bondy. On Instagram, Monday, June 1 Kylian Mbappé has, for the first time, commented on the deal, and called with the same firmness of a justice for the teen. “They are here, or elsewhere, police violence, same fight”, writes the footballer in the story on instagram, accompanying his message with a sign that calls for justice with the face of Gabriel, disfigured, hanging from it. In addition to this publication, Kylian Mbappé has shared a picture on Instagram, with the message “The police are with us, not against us”. A publication, this time, unanimously welcomed in the comments.
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— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) May 30, 2020