Bayern Munich condemn racist insults sent to Kingsley Coman after France missed penalty

‘Racism has no place in sport or in our society’: Bayern Munich condemn despicable abuse sent to Kingsley Coman on social media after his missed penalty for France in World Cup final after the winger received banana and monkey emotes

Bayern Munich have lent their support to Kingsley Coman after he suffered racist abuse on social media following France’s World Cup final loss to Argentina.

Coman, Aurélien Tchouameni and Randal Kolo Muani, who all played in Sunday’s final, were the subject of despicable messages on their accounts.

Both Tchouameni and Coman missed penalties in the shootout that followed the 3-3 draw at Lusail Stadium, while Kolo Muani missed a one-on-one chance late in extra time.

Kingsley Coman missed a penalty as France lost to Argentina in Sunday’s World Cup final

His club Bayern Munich have condemned the racist messages on social media the winger has received

His club Bayern Munich have condemned the racist messages on social media the winger has received

The trio received messages containing banana and monkey emojis following the loss.

Bayern posted a message on social media which read: “FC Bayern strongly condemns the racist comments made to Kingsley Coman.

“The FC Bayern family is behind you, King. Racism has no place in sport or in our society.

Meta, which owns Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, condemned the abusive posts and said the posts had been deleted.

A spokesperson for Meta told The Athletic: “We don’t want racist abuse on Instagram, and have removed disgusting comments for breaking our rules.

Tchouameni suffered racial slurs online after missing a penalty in the World Cup final

Kolo Muani, who missed a chance in extra time, also suffered racial abuse online

Aurélien Tchouameni (left) and Randal Kolo Muani (right) suffered racial abuse on social media after following France’s defeat in the World Cup final in a penalty shootout against Argentina on Sunday.

“We also want to help protect people from having to see this abuse in the first place, which is why we developed Hidden Words, a feature that filters out offensive comments and DMs, and Limits, which hides comments and DM people who don’t. I haven’t followed you or followed you until recently.

“We are in direct contact with the players and their teams, including since yesterday’s final, to offer them support and help them activate these tools.”

Real Madrid’s Tchouameni has limited comments on his Instagram posts. Eintracht Frankfurt’s Kolo Muani put them out. Bayern Munich’s Coman is still accepting comments.

Coman (right) also suffered racial abuse after his missed penalty against Argentina

Coman (right) also suffered racial abuse after his missed penalty against Argentina

In a statement released later, Bayern Munich wrote: “FC Bayern strongly condemns racist comments against Kingsley Coman. The FC Bayern family is behind you, King. Racism has no place in sport or in our society.

The abuse received by French players is similar to what happened after England lost to Italy on penalties in the Euro 2020 final last year.

After that match, Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, who all missed penalties, were subjected to racist abuse online.

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