Skip to comments.Daily Show host Trevor Noah joked that Africa won the World Cup. French ambassador not happy.
Posted on 07/20/2018 8:35:59 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
After France triumphed Sunday in the FIFA World Cup, Daily Show host Trevor Noah was ready to celebrate. Africa won the World Cup! Africa won the World Cup! he sang, before joking that you dont get that tan by hanging out in the south of France.
Noah was recognizing the multiethnic background of Frances team. It was a joke you might expect from Noah, a South African native and the son of a white father and black mother.
But as Noah informed an audience recently in between scenes while filming his Comedy Central show, Gérard Araud, Frances ambassador to the United States, did not find the joke funny. I heard your words about an African victory, Araud wrote in a letter the host read to his guests. Nothing could be less true.
Noah read more of the letter, which was posted to the French Embassys official Facebook page, in a faux French accent. Araud noted that all but two out of of the players were born in France, they were educated in France, they learned to play soccer in France, they are French citizens.
They are proud of their country, France, Araud continued. The rich and various backgrounds of these players is a reflection of Frances diversity.
Now that line there was interesting, Noah said. I think its more a reflection of Frances colonialism, he added, drawing applause from the audience.
Arnaud's letter continued, unlike in the United States of America, France does not refer to its citizens based on their race, religion or origin. To us, there is no hyphenated identity, roots are an individual reality. By calling them an African team, it seems you are only denying their Frenchness.
This, even in jest, legitimizes the ideology which claims whiteness as the only definition of being French, Araud wrote.
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The radical left just keeps feeding its “victims”. They have nothing else to do.
Good on you Frenchie!
Note to the NFL....
EVERY French player stood and sang “La Marseillaise”. Yes even the “African” ones.
Good thing he’s a creature of the far left Daily Show.
If he worked for Fox, the pinkos would be calling for his resignation.
Actually this was an improvement over 1998, when the Algerians acted like they won the World Cup because of Zinedine Zidane.
France seemed much more united this time around.
Which begs the question: Why does this man have a television show in the United States?
So says the dictator of Venezuela too.
Get a clue, when will the same be said for the NFL and NBA? One reason, I’m not really into those two leagues.
Yep, by that same token they should call the Golden State Warriors an “African” team.
The “African” players were born in France. France has had blacks for decades, especially since the end of WWII. They aren’t the problem in France, it’s the Arabs that are the bigger problem.
Well, if Trevor Noah wants to insist, then Africa won the Olympic basketball gold medal.
That snide little foreigner is the worst of the late night snide little foreigners.
(Noah-South African, Bee-Canadian, Oliver-British)
This reminds me in the days following 911 the Mexican flag being flown around So Cal
She’s the one who did the backflip, which was subsequently banned.
And then there was Joakim’s dad, Yannick Noah (ironically named).
>>Noah was recognizing the multiethnic background of Frances team. <<
As “multiethnic” as an NBA team. After Byrd retired.
And by the way, not all the French players were African, Griezmann is a German. ;)
Where's the lie?
This is the kind of stuff that usually triggers leftists.
Trevor Noah = Francophobe!
Arrete de hai’r! (Stop the hating!)
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