Argentina fans burn coffin with Kylian Mbappe’s face on at World Cup trophy parade
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Argentina fans burned a coffin with Kylian Mbappe's face on in World Cup trophy celebrations.
Around 4 million Argentines turned out for the open-top bus parade through the streets of Buenos Aires, though it had to be halted for safety reasons due to some fans attempting to jump onto the bus from above.
Players then looked over the city in helicopters instead.
Argentina fans are known for being uber passionate when it comes to football but some feel as though a mark was overstepped when it came to their Mbappe gesture.
A viral video shared on social media showed a group holding up a coffin which contained a cross and a picture of France's talisman.
It was set alight as fans jumped up and down and chanted. The clip was posted by Get French Football news, with the caption: "Argentinians with a lovely 24th birthday present for Kylian Mbappé here."
Mbappe scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final, the first to do so since Geoff Hurst in 1966 - and yet he still ended up on the losing side.
He also put another penalty past Emiliano Martinez in the shoot-out, though misses from Kingsley Coman and Aurelien Tchouameni meant the trophy went to Argentina for the first time since 198
Martinez, a serial "s**thouse", trolled Mbappe after the game by asking his teammates to have a "minute of silence" for the PSG superstar.
The Aston Villa goalkeeper went a step further at the parade as he was seen clutching a baby top with Mbappe's face on it.
Messi, who plays with Mbappe at club level, laughed after being handed a toy which looked an awful lot like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.
Fans therefore assumed it was a dig to Mbappe, who has been compared to the characters and even posed with a mask in the past.