Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate Sparks Social Media Frenzy With Bold Reaction To French Election Shock!

Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate Sparks Social Media Frenzy With Bold Reaction To French Election Shock!

Liverpool FC defender Ibrahima Konate has raised the alarm following the surprising results of the French national assembly elections.

Joining his fellow French internationals Kylian Mbappe and Marcus Thuram, Konate had previously urged citizens to reject the far-right National Rally, led by Marine Le Pen, due to its controversial anti-immigration stance.

The National Rally had emerged victorious in the first round of the snap elections last month, causing alarm among those who oppose their divisive policies.

Konate Disappointed With French Elections

Sharing his dismay on the situation last month, the 25-year-old Liverpool star said:

“Of course, what is happening in France worries me. “We can’t leave power in the hands of people who want to divide people.

Diversity is France’s strength. I come from an immigrant family. Prejudice and stereotypes have to stop, we all have to be together in all circumstances.”

Konate criticized the ban on wearing veils in public spaces, focusing on the lack of representation for those affected by such policies,

“I’m saddened by the ban on wearing the veil in the public space.

You never hear from the people affected by these issues…You have to look beyond appearances, beyond skin colour, you have to go and meet the other person.

You can’t make a jigsaw puzzle with just the same pieces, you need diversity, and different pieces to build something solid.

There’s always a minority who will harm the majority. My parents have (had) jobs as cleaning ladies, and binmen, with impossible working hours, and when I see that we don’t highlight these kinds of people who have given their health for France, it saddens me.

I encourage everyone to go and vote, I know it’s a personal choice, I don’t tell people what to vote for, but we have to be together in all circumstances.

Life is short, it’s beautiful and we have to enjoy it and be together and not be divisive.”

Despite predictions of another victory for the National Rally in the second round of voting, the party and its allies were surprisingly pushed into third place, securing around 132-152 seats.

The left-green New Popular Front alliance is projected to win between 172-192 seats, with President Emmanuel Macron’s allies expected to obtain 150-170 seats.

These projections were released at 7 pm when the polls closed. Shortly after, Konate took to X/Twitter, posting two emojis of the French flag with two roadblocks, followed by the hand clap emoji.

This post quickly went viral and there were thousands of likes and retweets. He also shared the same message on his Instagram story.

Now, France will face Spain in the semi-final of the Euros next week. Konate will be likely on the bench. The winner will advance to play either England or The Netherlands in the final next Sunday.

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