In the wake of escalating violence following the tragic death of a young man, Nahel, the French national football team has issued a plea for peace. This rare move signals the gravity of the situation.

F rance is currently experiencing its fourth night of unrest following the death of a 17-year-old boy named Nahel who was fatally shot by police in Nanterre on Tuesday.

In a surprising move, the French national football team players have called for calm.

Several players, including PSG’s star striker and French team captain, Kylian Mbappé, who previously condemned the “unacceptable situation” following Nahel’s death, have shared a statement on their respective social media platforms.


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