Friday, July 20, 2018

The ‘Daily Show’ host took to his Twitter congratulating ‘Africa on winning the 2018 Men’s World Cup’

SOUTH African comedian and host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, has been labelled a racist after calling France’s winning World Cup side a team from Africa — because most of its players were black.

“Africa won the World Cup,” Noah said in a segment on Monday about France’s 4-2 victory against Croatia on Sunday in Moscow.

“I get it, they have to say it’s the French team,” Noah said. “But look at those guys. You don’t get that tan by hanging out in the south of France, my friends.

“Basically if you don’t understand, France is Africans’ backup team. Once Senegal and Nigeria got knocked out, that’s who we root for.”

The mostly French natives hit back on Twitter noting that nearly every team member, regardless of their race, was born and raised in France.

One user and Egyptian-French TV personality Nagui Fam directly criticised Noah.  “So f***ing racist, you should be ashamed @Trevornoah.”

Kevin Razy, a French comedian, also shamed The Daily Show host for regurgitating a racist joke that has circulated in France.

“This is what racists say about our team here in France,” he wrote, though giving the benefit of the doubt. “You didn’t know, now you know.”

Another Twitter user, who claimed to be from France, also slammed Noah posting: “98% of the players were born in France. Only two players were born in Africa, but they came at the age of two. So they’ve grown up in France.


He did however have a point.  Africans are on average better sprinters than whites and that advantages them in soccer.  The blackness of the team was NOT an accident

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The team members were all French.
Many teams in the U.S. have a lot of black and Hispanic members; that does not mean that they are not U.S. teams.