Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe hits back at African Metz defender
Posted: 27 February 2018 Time: 09:00
Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kylian Mbappe has added fire to the ongoing feud with an African Ligue 1 footballer plying his trade with Metz.
Mbappe and former Cameroon international Benoit Assou-Ekotto have been at odds since their first meeting in the French top-flight when the 33-year-old was sent off for a foul on the France international.
The teenager was making his first-team debut for the league leaders and netted in the 5-1 victory but after the game, the insults and bad blood continued.
This week Mbappe, whose born to an Algerian mother and Nigerian father, revealed his intentions to honour his heritage on the African continent by helping improving sports at a grassroots level - after a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron and Liberian head of state George Weah.
Assou Ekotto went on to respond to the media statement made by the former AS Monaco forward via his official Twitter account.
"These European players of African origin, who have Africa in their hearts and want to help African sport, bla bla bla, while choosing to play for a European team," Assou-Ekotto wrote. "You make me laugh! It looks good when you have a good cause, though."
However, Mbappe responded swiftly, clearly recalling the infamous spat during the Indomitable Lions' disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil, where Assou Ekotto head-butted teammate Benjamin Moukandjo in a Group A fixture.
"These European players of African origin, who have Africa in their hearts and want to help African sport, bla bla bla, while fighting with an international teammate back in 2014..." replied Mbappe. "You make me laugh... However, these are your values."