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Drawing inspiration from Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe is surely a great player possessed of impeccable skills; but as a human being, he resides at a much higher pedestal!

ByKajal Chatterjee

Updated 23 Dec 2022, 7:32 am

Kylian Mbappe (PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons)
Kylian Mbappe (PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons)

Apart from the enjoyment of witnessing perhaps the most competitive final in the history of the World Cup with the fate of the teams resembling a see-saw and the ultimate success of Lionel Messi in laying hands upon the much-coveted trophy; Kylian Mbappe and France still stand out despite finishing second-best. 

First, when most countries of the world discriminate against it's minorities and "Outsiders" in terms of race religion or colour; the gallant-hearted French team is liberal enough to include 92 per cent of its members from the migrant communities! 

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Second, despite getting outplayed till 80th minute of the game and trailing 0-2, the epic comeback by the French transmit an inspiring message of life that one should not lose hope despite initial setbacks with a turn-around guaranteed if the adversities get tackled with tenacity and perseverance. 

Third, Mbappe is surely a great player possessed of impeccable skills; but as a human being, he resides at a much higher pedestal! Be it scoring a rarest of rare hattrick in a World Cup final or ultimately finding himself in the losing side despite win knocking at the door; Mbappe remains in his usual calm composed humble philosophical avatar! 

Despite reportedly the highest-paid footballer of the world, the humble kind Mbappe prefers to keep his feet upon the ground. So we were fortunate enough to witness that heart-rending scene following Morocco's semi-final loss to France - - - Mbappe not only consoling the devastated Moroccan players, but embracing Achraf Hakimi with warmth from the innermost core of the heart and later twitting "Don't be sad bro, everybody is proud of what you did, you made history"!

Yes, no might of economic clout and glamour have succeeded in deviating Mbappe from his basic sense of empathy and humanity! In contrast, the Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez had taken the lead in rendering vulgar chants of "A minute's silence for Mbappe who is dead" in the dressing room while celebrating the World Cup win! Not only a brute expression of haughtiness following victory, how crudely can the Golden Boot winner of the tournament and all-time top goal-scorer in World Cup finals be specifically targeted! And this very contrasting behaviour of Martinez and Mbappe following respective victories make the latter's moral excellence more prominent! 

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Despite giving his best for the French team, Mbappe has not forgotten his ethnic/continental roots as well and so actively leads while pursuing sports development projects in Africa! Be it donating handsomely for crowd-funding campaign of locating Argentinian footballer Emiliano Sala (who had gone missing while flying over English Channel aboard a light aircraft in 2019) and pilot David Ibbotson or adopting Baby Panda to create awareness of the vulnerable species; Mbappe always remains on the forefront! 

May we draw inspiration from the highly responsible humanitarian kind soul residing within the saint-like personality of Kylian Mbappe (completing just 24 years of life in 20th December) and negotiate the crests and troughs of life with a bit of detachment, but without discarding the sense of purpose and responsibilities of life! 

Also may this all-embracing cosmopolitan humanity-personified French/"Les Bleus" spirit of "WORLD IS ONE FAMILY" enjoy the last laugh in every sector of the global society by eradicating all norms of racism communalism apartheid hatred and intolerance from the face of the earth!

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Kajal Chatterjee

Kajal Chatterjee

Special Contributor, KOLKATA, West Bengal

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