FIFA World cup 2018: France’s awakening tournament – a celebration for Muslims, Africans all over the place?

MOSCOW, Russia: France’s stirring win against first-time finalists Croatia for the FIFA World Cup 2018 hung on Sunday has started an online discussion with respect to the all-inescapable Islamophobia and prejudice world-over.

A tweet by Khaled Beydoun, an American-Muslim author, has gathered gigantic consideration, that voices his feelings with respect to how vagrants, particularly Muslims and Africans added to France’s unimaginable triumph over rival Croatia.

“Dear France, Congratulations on winning the #WorldCup . 80% of your team is African, cut out the racism and xenophobia. 50% of your team are Muslims, cut out the Islamophobia. Africans and Muslims delivered you a second World Cup, now deliver them justice,” Khaled composed.

Tending to the government to convey equity similarly as immigrants conveyed France a second World Cup, writer of renowned book ‘Islamophobia’ asked experts to convey a conclusion to ills like xenophobia.

Khaled’s tweet has since Sunday been retweeted and liked 163,000 and 370,000 times separately.

Besides, France’s team is viewed as a standout amongst the most socially various teams of the league. Out of 23 players, the team comprises of an aggregate of 15 players that are of African drop.

With respect to tweet, while some netizens essentially upheld Khaled’s position, others brought up how football shouldn’t be politicized.


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