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World Cup 2022: Argentina fans’ racist and homophobic chant directed at Mbappe caught on camera

A group of Argentina supporters in Qatar have embarrassed themselves and their country by singing an offensive song live on television in the build up to the World Cup.

Although France are not in Argentina’s group, it appears that some fans see them as one of the Albiceleste’s biggest rivals to lift the trophy.

To that end, they have devised a special chant dedicated to the French team and their star man Kylian Mbappe.

The group of supporters sang the offensive ditty for Argentine channel TyC Sports, before the camera eventually panned away and the reporter complained, labelling the song ‘censored’.

Mbappe target of offensive chant

The chant which aired on television and has now gone viral on social media is disgusting and offensive for all kinds of reasons.

One section is aimed particularly at Kylian Mbappe and alludes to his supposed romance with transgender model Ines Rau, who was the first trans woman to feature on the cover of Playboy.

“They f*** transvestites like f***ing Mbappe” chanted the group of Argentina fans.

Xenophobic song aimed at French squad

The song took aim at the whole French squad and played on the racist trope that Les Bleus’ squad is full of African players, implying that black players cannot be French.

This offensive assertion is nothing new and the xenophobic insinuations are quite explicit.

“They play for France, but they’re all from Angola,” sang the Argentina fans.

Only one player in the French squad was born in Angola and only two were born in Africa.

Both of these players moved to France when they were two-years-old, not that it should matter.

Potential opponents in last 16

France and Argentina could face each other in the round of 16, although it would require on of them to finish second in their group, with both likely to come out on top.

That said, if they do face each other at any point in the tournament, the video of this chant is sure to resurface and may just serve as extra motivation for the French.

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