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Euro 2020: France stars’ families allegedly CLASH in aftermath of shock exit

Adrien Rabiot’s mum ‘told Kylian Mbappe’s parents to make him less ARROGANT before slating Paul Pogba to his family for losing the ball’ in Switzerland’s equaliser vs France as players’ families allegedly CLASH in aftermath of shock Euro 2020 exit

The mother of French midfielder Adrien Rabiot was reportedly involved in a heated exchange with the family members of her son’s team-mates in the aftermath of their Euro 2020 defeat by Switzerland.

The world champions, who led the last-16 clash 3-1 after 80 minutes in Bucharest, were eliminated by the Swiss on penalties in the shock of the tournament so far.

Late goals from Swiss duo Haris Seferovic and Mario Gavranovic on Monday night sent the game into extra-time but it was the latter’s dramatic equaliser that reportedly promoted an outburst from Veronique Rabiot in the stands. 

Adrien Rabiot’s mother Veronique was reportedly involved in a bust-up with other family members of France’s Euro 2020 squad

Rabiot's mother is said to have asked Mbappe's father to 'reframe his son and make him less arrogant'

She also questioned how Pogba could lose the ball before Switzerland got their equaliser

She is reportedly said to have berated the families of Kylian Mbappe (L) and Paul Pogba (R)

According to French outlet RMC Sport, the mother of the Juventus star asked Pogba’s family how he could have lost possession in midfield before the Swiss team countered and found the back of the net.

Her fury continued after the penalty shootout and she then is said to have asked Mbappe’s father to ‘reframe his son and make him less arrogant’.

She also reportedly ‘attacked’ members of the press covering the game and took aim at some of their attitudes towards the Paris Saint-Germain forward.

It is then claimed there was a ‘heated exchange’ between Veronique Rabiot and Mbappe’s mother, Fayza Lamari, as well as his father.

The families of other French stars were said to be ‘shocked’ by Veronique Rabiot’s outburst and the timing of it, given they had just watched their relatives crash out of the tournament.

The Juventus midfielder played some part in all four of France's games during the tournament

The Juventus midfielder played some part in all four of France’s games during the tournament

Rabiot’s mother also acts as his agent and has orchestrated his transfers in the past.

The 26-year-old had played a part in all four of France’s games at Euro 2020, including the full 120 minutes against Switzerland on Monday.

Mbappe has since apologised for missing the crucial penalty in his nation’s shootout defeat by Switzerland.

He failed to score a goal during the entirety of the tournament and stepped up to take the fifth spot-kick with the underdogs having converted all of theirs, but his strike was parried away by Yann Sommer.

With Switzerland’s players wildly celebrating around him, Mbappe cut an isolated figure as he walked off the field in the Romanian capital.

Mbappe stepped up with the shootout locked at 5-4, but his shot was parried by Yann Sommer

Mbappe stepped up with the shootout locked at 5-4, but his shot was parried by Yann Sommer

Mbappe admitted that 'finding sleep will be difficult' following the shock defeat for Les Bleus

Mbappe admitted that ‘finding sleep will be difficult’ following the shock defeat for Les Bleus

He later took to social media to express his ‘immense’ sadness to supporters.

‘Very difficult to turn the page,’ he wrote. ‘The sadness is immense after this elimination, we could not reach our goal.

‘I’m sorry for this penalty. I wanted to help the team but failed.

‘Finding sleep will be difficult but unfortunately it is the ups and downs of this sport that I love so much.

‘I know you fans have been disappointed, but I still want to thank you for your support and for always believing in us.

‘The most important thing will be to get up even stronger for the next upcoming deadlines. Congratulations and good luck to Switzerland.’

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