Stop Lying Against Me – Mendy fires strong warning to FIFA
Mendy is listed alongside Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Donarumma in the post, which highlights five top-class goalkeepers who will almost certainly be competing in next year’s finals in Qatar.
Mendy, on the other hand, is photographed wearing what appears to be a training under-top, while the other four goalkeepers are wearing their national team jerseys.
The 29-year-old was understandably enraged by the photo selection, which he saw as a slight against Senegal, the country he represents.
The Lions of Teranga are only one playoff game away from qualifying for next year’s World Cup, despite FIFA’s announcement.
You can see Mendy’s reply in the tweet below.
In his Instagram story, the former Rennes player directly tagged the FIFA World Cup account, stating: “2 days I’m looking at this post and trying to understand why but I still don’t get it.”
“Is it normal I’m the only one without the jersey of my country Senegal? Is it fair for Senegal?”
Just last week, the Chelsea star was forced to call out several media outlets for mistaking him with Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy.
Whether this particular gaffe was intentional or not remains to be seen for the time being. At the very least it exposes FIFA’s alarming lack of awareness, but at the other end of the spectrum, it could be yet another sinister example of prejudice within the game.