Mike Maignan interviewed Jean-Clair Todibo during the press conference before the match between the two countries.
The French team qualified for Euro 2024 in France and faced the Netherlands in Amsterdam (2-1). However, controversy arose before the match kicked off when Jean-Clair Todibo was filmed laughing during the minute’s silence in tribute to the victims of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The Nice central defense has the obligation to explain and calm the game, knowing the consequences of the action.
Maignan says nothing “mocking laughter”
Didier Deschamps reacted to the attitude of the 23-year-old player, who received a call-up for this international and replacement for the injured William Saliba. The Blues coach judged that this was not an appropriate attitude in this context and indicated that Todibo was not preparing for the friendly match against Scotland in the best conditions. Mike Maignan, AC Milan goalkeeper, supported his team.
Expression by Mike Maignan on the controversy surrounding laughter during a minute of silence by Jean-Clair Todibo: “In any case this laughter was a mocking laughter” pic.twitter.com/i1THa0GGAW
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“Good. Contact JC. He’s a good person. In any case, that laugh was a mocking laugh”, says the 28-year-old gardener in a conciliatory statement. Jean-Clair Todibo, who made his debut for the national team on September 12, lost the match in Germany (1-2), less than a minute behind the Dutch. Is this unfortunate incident going to prevent him from playing for his second selection? The answer was given around 8 p.m., according to the official composition of Didier Deschamps, who will face the Scottish team.