Ex-Tottenham full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has reignited his spat with Kylian Mbappe.
The 34-year-old Metz participant referred to as out the Paris Saint-Germain star earlier this 12 months on social media by suggesting the French World Cup winner doesn’t care that a lot about his African heritage.
Mbappe, 19, like Assou-Ekotto, was born in France to oldsters of Cameroonian and Algerian descent, however, not like the full-back, opted to signify his nation of delivery at worldwide degree.
The ahead spoke publicly about his need to honour his household’s roots by serving to to develop the sport in Africa throughout a gathering with French president Emmanuel Macron and Liberian president George Weah.
However Assou-Ekotto was having none of it and let rip on social media.
He tweeted: “European gamers of African origin who maintain Africa of their hearts and who wish to assist the game in Africa… blah, blah, blah… whereas dashing to play for a European nationwide workforce make me chuckle.
“It seems good when you have got a trigger although.”
His outburst sparked a sarcastic response from the younger attacker on Twitter.
And the defender who spent 9 years at White Hart Lane has now reopened the controversy about id in multi-cultural France.
He informed RMC: “Put your self within the place of the gamers from Cameroon.
“You, a French participant are going to return to develop us… Keep at residence, assist your guys in Bondy, in your neighbourhood, in your France.
“Sure, you like Africa, however you by no means go there.
“So what is the story? Sure, you like your spouse, however you exit with one other.
“It is a recreation I do know, manipulate public opinion, blah, blah blah.”