Trevor Noah Defends ‘Africa Won The World Cup’ Joke

Trevor Noah Defends ‘Africa Won The World Cup’ Joke

Maduro's comments sum up the views of a minority, perhaps bitter about Les Bleus' victory, who pointed to the ethnic origins of the players in a bid to suggest that the World Cup triumph had nothing to do with France. "Yes! Yes, I'm so excited".

The World Cup win for France has been described as a "victory for immigration" as the nation rallied around players of foreign descent.

While congratulating France for their success, Oliseh highlighted the heavy African flavour in Didier Deschamps' 2018 World Cup-winning squad.

"When they are unemployed, when they may commit a crime or when they are considered unsavoury - it is the African immigrants", Mr Noah said.

It was a joke you might expect from Noah, a South African native and the son of a white father and black mother.

"Now first of all, I think I could have said they were Scandinavian". "That would have been less true". "And if French people are saying that they can not be both, then I think they have a problem, and not me".

The Venezuelan leader, who has presided over a collapse of the country's economy and who has been widely condemned for the repression of opponents, called on France and Europe as a whole to use this victory as a springboard to end the mistreatment of Africans and Latin Americans.

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"Now that line there was interesting", Noah said.

The comedian then read out a letter from the French ambassador to the United States, Gerard Araud, in a French accent of course. oui oui! "To us, there is no hyphenated identity", Mr. Araud wrote. "By calling them an African team it means you are denying their Frenchness", read part of the letter. "This, even in jest, legitimizes the ideology which claims whiteness as the only definition of being French".

According to media reports, the France team which has 16 out of 23 who are from immigrant backgrounds saw the likes of people from all over the world play for them, after several years of living in the country.

Elise Frank added: 'So basically, Trevor, all the African-Americans in the USA are just Africans, right? "It's a celebration of that achievement", Noah said. "So you can not be French and African at the same time, which I vehemently disagree with".

"Why can't they be both?".

In a response to the letter filmed in between takes of his TV show, Noah acknowledged that he understood the point the ambassador was attempting to make, but offered a different point of view as an African himself.

Mr Noah, however was not alone in his school of thought as his comments were shared by others around the world, because of the French players' heritage.

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