Kylian Mbappé requires voting within the second spherical of legislative elections on July 7 | EUROtoday

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IThere is an “urgent need to vote after the disastrous results”. Kylian Mbappé is taking a brand new stand within the present political context. The star striker and captain of Les Bleus appeared earlier than the press on Thursday, July 4, 24 hours earlier than the quarter-finals that may see the French group face Portugal. “We cannot put the country in the hands of these people, it is really urgent,” he insisted. “We hope that everyone will mobilize and vote for the right side,” he added.

While Mbappé by no means talked about the RN throughout his response, he did use a contact of humor when he seemed round for a journalist who wished to ask him one other query. When the latter replied that he was sitting on the “far left,” Mbappé replied: “Luckily it wasn't on the other side.”

Just earlier than the primary spherical, the participant had referred to as for a blockade of “the extremes”. Since their arrival in Germany to play in Euro 2024, French gamers have been systematically questioned in regards to the legislative elections and a potential victory of the far-right celebration on the finish of the second spherical on Sunday.

Footballers in opposition to “extremes”

Marcus Thuram and Jules Koundé have thus clearly requested to dam the RN, with midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni having positioned himself in opposition to “the extremists”, like Mbappé.

The different Blues questioned on the topic had been content material to name for a vote, whereas Adrien Rabiot stood out by believing that the group shouldn’t be “disturbed” by the query of the legislative elections and that it might be “good” to “leave it a little to one side”, whereas additionally calling for a vote, as a result of the “future” of the nation “is at stake”.

The president of the French Football Federation Philippe Diallo instructed AFP on Wednesday that he had no “differences” with the gamers of the French group and that he assured their “freedom of expression”, recalling nevertheless “the duty of neutrality” of the blue establishment.