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Kylian Mbappe shuts down Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Twitter after he brands him a 'hypocrite'

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Kylian Mbappe's rise to arguably the biggest French name in world football has been nothing short of spectacular.

After shining with Monaco, the teenage striker earned a €160m move to Paris Saint-Germain, where he has continued his stellar form, scoring nine goals and providing eight assists in 18 Ligue 1 fixtures.

As such, Mbappe is trying to use his new-found fame for a good cause, joining up with Didier Drogba and Liberian president George Weah to help launch a platform that will support the sport over in Africa.

The trio met with French president Emmanuel Macron to discuss the idea, but it seems Mbappe's involvement has agitated one person.

Former Tottenham left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto - who is now at Metz - posted perhaps one of the saltiest tweets going when he took aim at Mbappe's charitable ambitions.


Translated as: "These European players of African descent who hold Africa in their hearts and want to help the African sport blah blah blah while rushing to play for a European selection you make me laugh ... but that's good causes ... #"

Just not needed. Mbappe may have been born in Paris and has represented Les Bleus, but that doesn't mean he can't do his best to help African football.

Well, the 19-year-old didn't let it slip, putting Assou-Ekotto in his place with a pretty savage tweet. Fair play Kylian.


Translated as: "These African players who hold Africa in their hearts and want to help African sport blah-blah-blah blah while fighting with a teammate on the international scene in 2014.... You make me softly laugh... but these are your values."

Brilliant. The incident he is referring to is when Assou-Ekotto head butted his own teammate Benjamin Moukandjo at the 2014 World Cup, an act which left the Cameroonian side in disgrace.

The whole spat between the pair echoes a similar argument between Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira.

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During that famous incident in the tunnel back in 2004, Keane shouted at his enemy: "If you love Senegal so much, why don't you go and play for them?"

Vieira was actually born in Senegal and moved to France when he was eight, however, no one, aside from Keane, has ever had an issue with him representing France.

The saltiness levels here are just through the roof.

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