World Cup: France’s Coman & Tchouameni racially abused


France players Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni have been subjected to online racist abuse after missing their penalties in the World Cup final.

France were beaten 4-2 in a penalty shootout by Argentina on Sunday as they failed to defend their world title.

Coman’s club Bayern Munich have since posted a message of support for the 26-year-old winger.

His penalty was saved by Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, while Tchouameni’s effort went wide.

“FC Bayern strongly condemn the racist comments made towards Kingsley Coman,” said the German club in an online statement.

“The FC Bayern family is behind you, King. Racism has no place in sport or our society.”

It follows the racist abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka after England’s Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy last year.

All three players missed penalties in the 3-2 shootout loss and were targeted on social media after the game.