Letter: Frafrica: World Cup Winners?

 


Dear Editor,

Trevor Noah, along with many other people around the world, recently have commented that “Africa won the World Cup” because of the large number of players that have African roots on the French team. The French Ambassador Gérard Araud rebuked this statement, resulting in Noah responding to him and furthering his initial statements. His arguments are incredibly insensitive and dangerous.

In 1995, South Africa (where Noah is from) won the World Cup for rugby with only one black player. Nelson Mandela spent the entire year attempting to unify the country around this team, eve...



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