Nkunku shows Camavinga support after encountering online racism

  • Nkunku sends Camavinga support following racist abuse online.

Nkunku shows Camavinga support after encountering online racism
Nkunku shows Camavinga support after encountering online racism

sent his support to France teammate Eduardo Camaving after training incident between the two saw the forward sidelined.

Nkunku was ruled out of the World Cup and will out for RB Leipzig till the new year after France announced on Tuesday that he had broken his leg in tackle by the Real Madrid midfielder during pre-World Cup training session.

As result, Camavinga received racial internet abuse, which the RB Leipzig forward was keen to address in tweet about his early World Cup exit.

  thought to my teammate Eduardo Camavinga, who has been unfairly targeted,” Nkunku wrote. “The World Cup should moment of harmony, not of division. Thank you to all the staff and my teammates for their help. I will your biggest supporter. Make us proud!”


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The French Football Federation (FFF) also condemned the abuse aimed at Camavinga, writing: “Following Christopher Nkunku’s injury, 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.”


In Nkunku’s place, Didier Deschamps elected Eintracht Frankfurt forward Randal Kolo Muani, as France 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 Wednesday.

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