Nkunku shows Camavinga support after encountering online racism
Nkunku sends Camavinga support following racist abuse online.
Nkunku was ruled out of the World Cup and will be out for RB Leipzig till the new year after France announced on Tuesday that he had broken his leg in a tackle by the Real Madrid midfielder during a pre-World Cup training session.
“A thought to my teammate Eduardo Camavinga, who has been unfairly targeted,” Nkunku wrote. “The World Cup should be a moment of harmony, not of division. Thank you to all the staff and my teammates for their help. I will be your biggest supporter. Make us proud!”
— Christopher Nkunku (@c_nk97) November 16, 2022
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The French Football Federation (FFF) also condemned the abuse aimed at Camavinga, writing: “Following Christopher Nkunku’s injury, Eduardo Camavinga was the victim of racist messages on social media. The FFF condemns these attacks in the strongest possible terms and is in full support of Eduardo.”
— French Team ⭐⭐ (@FrenchTeam) November 17, 2022
In Nkunku’s place, Didier Deschamps elected Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani, as France go in defence of their 2018 crown.
Nkunku was directly involved in 33 Bundesliga goals in 2022, more than any other player. Fellow Frenchmen Moussa Diaby (23) and Alassane Plea (21) follow in second and third place.
In Nkunku’s absence, France kick off their World Cup defence against Australia next Wednesday.