In the American sports media, hot posts are often rewarded. Take a look at some of the highest-paid talents and you’ll likely find several who offer outlandish opinions. With halftime approaching the World Cup finals, NFL reporter Josina Anderson thought it was time to take a nuclear look at French soccer star Kylian Mbappe.
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Argentina led 2-0 in the first half and dominated France within 45 minutes. Perhaps even more impressive is that they kept Kylian Mbappe to just 11 touches. At this point, Anderson, again an NFL reporter, decided he wasn’t a very good football player.
A few things about this. Yes, Argentina held Mbappe in the first half. Going into the competition, however, he has scored five World Cup goals, the tied for the most in a tournament. The man he is associated with is arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport, Lionel Messi.
Josena Mbappe’s tweet hasn’t aged well
Of course, very shortly after this tweet, Kylian Mbappe appeared on the board.
And right after he got up on the board… he did it again. To tie the score in the World Cup final. With less than 10 minutes left in the list.
But he couldn’t stop at a second. No, I’m sure someone on the bench in France was like, “Hey, did you see Josina Anderson’s tweet about you?”
And at that point, Kylian Mbappe had a mission. He needed to prove Josena Anderson wrong. Winning the World Cup is great, but showing an American NFL reporter she’s wrong about football takes precedence.
Kylian Mbappe scored the second hat-trick in the history of the World Cup finals and the first since 1966. The Englishman Geoff Hurst achieved another, the victory over West Germany in 1966. That is how long it has been since this happened. Germany was divided into East and West.
For good measure, Mbappe also scored on the tie-break penalty, but it wasn’t enough for France, who lost to Argentina. But not because of Kylian Mbappe, who put the ball into the net not once, not twice, not three times, but four times in a World Cup final.
The three goals gave him one more goal than Messi, who scored twice in the match. Mbappe was awarded the Golden Boot, which goes to the tournament’s top scorer.
Josina Anderson did not delete her tweet.
And honestly, I respect that.