Belgium say sorry after Mbappé video backfires

Belgium’s football association apologised on Saturday for a video posted on their social media outlets in which midfielder Amadou Onana said he will kick France captain Kylian Mbappé when the two countries meet in the round of 16 at Euro 2024 on Monday.

The video, which has since been taken down, features comedian Pablo Andres singing “Who will kick Mbappé’s shin?” Onana then pops up in the clip and answers: “Amadou Onana.”

Belgium media spokesperson Stefan Van Loock apologised on Saturday at the start of the team’s daily news conference.

“The video was intended to be humorous but has since been taken offline.” he said.

“We would like to apologise to anyone we may have offended by this. This concludes the matter for us.”

The video did not go down well on social media in France and attracted widespread media coverage.

Belgian comedian Andres does extensive work for the Belgian federation, interviewing players on YouTube and making video clips for their social media accounts.

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