Awkward moment Emmanuel Macron tugs on Kylian Mbappe’s arm after World Cup loss


epa10372887 (L-R) Head coach of France, Didier Deschamps, French President Emmanuel Macron and Kylian Mbappe of France react after the penalty shoot-out of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Final between Argentina and France at Lusail stadium, Lusail, Qatar, 18 December 2022. EPA/Friedemann Vogel

Macron looked to awkwardly grab the arm of Mbappe after the final (Picture: EPA)

French President Emmanuel Macron awkwardly tried to console Kylian Mbappe after France lost to Argentina in the World Cup final.

Macron tried to put an arm around the French striker after the final whistle as he joined other players on the pitch.

But the cameras caught the moment when Mbappe shrugged off the president, and it looked like it was the last person he wanted to see.

France's President Emmanuel Macron conforts France's Kylian Mbappe at the end of the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

The president tried to console Mbappe (Picture: AP)
Mbappe was in tears after France lost in the final (Picture: EPA)


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Twitter users were quick to mock Macron despite him trying to lend a shoulder to the world class striker.

Arthur Currie said: ‘Mbappe wanted none of that’ and another Twitter used said: ‘macron get your hands off mbappe you demon.’

Mbappe scored a hat-trick in the final as France lost on penalties to Argentina.

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