Trevor Noah confronted an internet backlash after saying Africa received the World Cup, not France, as a result of a lot of the staff’s gamers have been black.
Noah, 34, from Johannesburg, mentioned France’s 4-2 win over Croatia on Sunday throughout a phase on “The Day by day Present”.
“Africa received the World Cup. I get it, they need to say it’s the French staff. However have a look at these guys. You don’t get that tan by hanging out within the south of France, my associates.
“Principally for those who don’t perceive, France is Africans’ backup staff. As soon as Senegal and Nigeria obtained knocked out, that’s who we root for.”
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The feedback didn’t go down properly in any respect within the on-line world, with social media customers taking to Twitter to have their say.
See a number of the response beneath:
ET Canada has contacted Noah’s rep for additional remark.
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The comic’s remarks got here after Barack Obama additionally spoke in regards to the French staff, utilizing them for instance to look past race.
He stated throughout a speech in Johannesburg wherein he honoured the late Nelson Mandela: “Simply ask the French soccer staff that simply received the World Cup.
“Not all of these people seemed like Gauls to me. However they’re French! They’re French,” Obama added, in line with Fox Information.