Mbappé’s failed outing: not very sporty, all that!

Mbappé’s failed outing: not very sporty, all that!
Mbappé’s failed outing: not very sporty, all that!

Kylian Mbappé’s farewell to the Parc des Princes clearly did not live up to the exceptional career of the Blues striker. For services rendered, the best player in the history of PSG could have received a much more formal and warm official tribute.

But here’s the thing: you don’t have to be secretly infiltrated in the grandstand of the Parisian stadium to guess that relations between Mbappé and Nasser al-Khelaïfi are not in good shape. Obviously, the president has still not digested the decision of his playing master to leave the club, a bit as if it was not politically correct to say no to the omnipotence of Qatar and to refuse the keys to the Emir’s chest. And the fact that the Bondy prodigy has, as a bonus, given in to the sirens of Real Madrid obviously does not contribute to household peace.

Since the project to create a Super League initiated by Florentino Perez, relations between the two clubs have been tense like Robin Hood’s bow and arrows. In complete disagreement, the two eminent leaders simply no longer speak to each other. In short, for the general staff in Doha, there is a scent of humiliation behind this departure. Last Sunday, Mbappé was celebrated as a hero by the Auteuil bend where the Parisian ultras meet. But the institutional silence was surely making a lot more noise in his head. He quickly consoled himself by receiving the trophy for best player in Ligue 1 the next day…

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