Embarrassing moment Emmanuel Macron tugs at Kylian Mbappe’s arm after the World Cup defeat

epa10372887 (LR) France's head coach Didier Deschamps, French President Emmanuel Macron and Kylian Mbappe of France react after the penalty shoot-out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium, Lusail, Qatar December 18, 2022 EPA/ Friedemann Vogel

Macron looked like he awkwardly grabbed Mbappe’s arm after the final (Image: EPA)

French President Emmanuel Macron awkwardly tried to comfort Kylian Mbappe after France lost to Argentina in the World Cup final.

Macron tried to put an arm around the France striker after the final whistle as he joined other players on the pitch.

But the cameras caught the moment Mbappe shook off the president and it looked like it was the last person he wanted to see.

France's President Emmanuel Macron comforts France's Kylian Mbappe at the end of the World Cup final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar, Sunday, December 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

The President tried to comfort Mbappe (Image: AP)
Mbappe was in tears after France lost in the final (Image: EPA)

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Twitter users were quick to taunt Macron despite trying to lend a shoulder to the world-class striker.

Arthur Currie said: “Mbappe didn’t want any of this” and another Twitter user said: “Macron, get your hands off Mbappe you demon.”

Mbappe scored a hat-trick in the final as France lost to Argentina on penalties.

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