By starting their own “France stop weeping” petition, Argentina supporters responded to France football supporters in their own distinctive way.
This comes after a commenter on MesOpinions called for a FIFA review of the match between France and Argentina, claiming that the penalty awarded to Argentina was unjust and that French sensation Kylian Mbappe had been fouled before to Di Maria’s goal.
More than 2 lakh disgruntled Les Blues fans signed the petition calling for the rerun of the finals, when Argentina defeated France 4-2 on penalties.
The “France stop crying” petition was started by a supporter called Valentin Gomez, according to a report by the Goal.
The petition on change.org garnered more than 350000 signatures in a short period of time.
Argentina is the global champion, but Gomez noted that “the French have not stopped crying, moaning, and not accepting that since we won the World Cup final.”
The goal of this petition, he continued, “is for the French to stop sobbing and acknowledge that Messi is the greatest player in history and has Mbappe as his son.”
The second-most viewed soccer game overall in the United States was Argentina’s thrilling World Cup final penalty shootout triumph over France.
Sunday’s game drew 25,783,000 viewers overall in both English and Spanish, according to preliminary Nielsen, Fox, and Telemundo statistics.
With 16 FIFA World Cup appearances, France is tied for sixth most among all nations. France was one of four European teams who competed in the inaugural World Cup in 1930. Only eight teams have won the FIFA World Cup, and only six of those have done it more than once. One of those eight is the national squad.
In 1998, the French team earned its first World Cup championship. France beat Brazil 3-0 in the tournament’s championship game at Stade de France, which was held on home soil. France previously hosted the competition in 1938, however that year Italy, the defending champions, eliminated France in the quarterfinals. Defeating Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final in Luzhniki Stadium in Russia, France won the tournament for a second time in 2018.