Twitter Reacts to Perrin’s Reckless Challenge on Mbappé in Coupe de France Final

Paris Saint-Germain finally made its return to official competitive action in the Coupe de France final. PSG picked up an early 1-0 lead thanks to a Neymar goal but this was not the main headline from the first half. PSG forward Kylian Mbappe was forced to leave the contest early due to injury following an extremely reckless challenge from AS Saint-Etienne defender and team captain Loic Perrin.

Mbappe’s teammates had his back following the incident.

Mbappe was able to walk off the pitch on his own power but left in tears.

The incident was the last that Saint-Etienne fans will see of their team captain as this was his final game with the club.

Criticism was of plenty for the French defender. He had no chance of halting Mbappe’s run into the final third so he resorted to an awful tackle attempt that could wind up being a season-altering one for the PSG forward.

The hope, for now, is that this incident will not impact Mbappe’s availability for the UEFA Champions League knockout stage next month.

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