Injured Mbappé asks for mask ideas – and receives rollicking response

Hours after Kylian Mbappé broke his nose during France’s opening game at the Euro 2024 and was asked to wear a mask if he plays another match, the French football star asked for face mask ideas on X. His post received a flurry of hilarious responses, including some predictable, some political.

French football legend Kylian Mbappé attempted levity early Tuesday after his collision with Austria’s Kevin Danso during France’s Euro 2024 opener saw him flat on the field with a badly swollen nose.

Medics diagnosed a fractured nose and recommended a face mask if the star striker plays another Euro 2024 match.

As the news rippled on sports and social media sites, Mbappé took to X.

“Any ideas for masks?” he asked fans.

The ideas came in fast, furious – and funny.

“Here you go, Kylian,” replied a fan with a photograph of Mbappé wearing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask.

The suggestion was a reference to a November 2017 joke by Mbappé’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) colleagues, when they gifted the young striker with a mask of the Ninja Turtle character, Donatello.

“This one will suit you perfectly,” said one reply.

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