PSG star Kylian Mbappe issues statement after 17-year-old teen got killed by police: “Unacceptable situation”

Kylian Mbappe is one of the mercurial young talents coming from the suburbs of France. Over numerous years, the Frenchman has been at the forefront of the French giants, PSG. In the 22/23 season, PSG’s number 7 went on to become the all-time leading goal scorer for the club by overtaking the Uruguayan Edison Cavani.

 On Wednesday, the Les Bleus captain along with several French players issued emotional statements following the death of a 17-year-old boy in the suburbs of Paris.

What did Kylian Mbappe comment on the tragic incident?

The French captain sent his condolences to the family of a 17-year-old boy, Nael who was shot by a police officer while he was in his car. Talking about the incident, Mbappe tweeted “I feel bad for my France. An unacceptable situation. All my thoughts go out to Nael’s family and loved ones, this little angel who left far too soon.

Several French players also stood by Nael and his loved ones during this torrid time. The FC Barcelona superstar, Jules Kounde expressed his anger after this catastrophic incident. He said “A 17-year-old young man was shot dead at point-blank range by a police officer for refusing to comply during a check. This is the reality of the situation and it is dramatic. As if this new police blunder was not enough, the continuous news channels are making a big deal out of it.” He went on and took a dig at journalists by saying “Sets disconnected from reality, “journalists” who ask “questions” with the sole aim of distorting the truth, criminalizing the victim and finding extenuating circumstances where there are none.

Kylian Mbappe

What happened to the teenager?

On Tuesday, Nael, a 17-year-old boy driving in a rental car in the suburbs of Paris was shot at point-blank range by a police officer after he allegedly disobeyed the order to stop his car. The legal representatives said that Nael was pulled over for breaking several traffic rules and several reports suggest that the police officer shot the youth while he continued driving. A video circulating on social media shows that after the firing, the vehicle travelled a few meters before colliding abruptly.

The healthcare team swiftly arrived at the scene but unfortunately, the boy died shortly thereafter. The chaos began to heat up when the locals went on the street letting their voices be heard on this tragic incident. The protest took a violent turn when the locals burnt cars and destroyed bus stops. The police had to retaliate with tear gas.

This tragic incident is just one more nail in the coffin for the French police authorities. Last year, there were 13 deaths from police shootings and this is the second one in the year 2023. The whole country including Les Bleus have come together to send condolences to the family and loved ones of the 17-year-old boy.


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