Fans criticize Kylian Mbappe for swapping shirts with a Spain player at halftime of Euro 2024 semifinal

Fans criticize Kylian Mbappe for swapping shirts with a Spain player at halftime of Euro 2024 semifinal

Fans have branded France captain Kylian Mbappe ’embarrassing’ for swapping shirts with a Spain player at half time of their Euro 2024 semi-final clash.

Mbappe registered an assist in the eighth minute of the match in Munich when his cross was headed home by Randal Kolo Muani, but Spain hit back through a Yamine Lamal wonder striker and Dani Olmo’s deflected effort to lead 2-1 at the break.

Footage has now emerged of Mbappe making his way up the stairs and into the tunnel while holding a Spain jersey, and fans were left in disbelief.

‘Embarrassing from Mbappe swapping shirts at half time,’ one X user wrote in response to the clip.

‘Mbappe swapping shirts at half time of a Euro semi final? Yeah this guy is not serious lmaoooooo,’ another fan added.

Kylian Mbappe was seen clutching a Spain shirt as he left the pitch at half time

Mbappe had earlier set up Randal Kolo Muani for France's opening goal of the semi-final

Mbappe had earlier set up Randal Kolo Muani for France’s opening goal of the semi-final

Dani Olmo went on to net the winning goal as Spain moved into Sunday's final

Dani Olmo went on to net the winning goal as Spain moved into Sunday’s final

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A similar response came from another supporter who wrote: ‘Mbappe changing shirt at half time with a team that are beating them in the semis of the Euros,’ alongside a series of laughing face emojis.

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France captain Kylian Mbappe left speechless after Lamine Yamal’s wonder goal for Spain

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Swapping shirts during a game has often split opinion, with some not being too bothered about it, while others believe it is a ridiculous idea and players should wait until after the game.

Manchester United legend Roy Keane falls into the latter category, and a couple of fans joked that he would be fuming after watching Mbappe’s behaviour.

‘Mbappe swapping shirts at half time, somewhere there is a Roy Keane screaming at a TV,’ one fan wrote on X.

‘Mbappe swapped shirts at half time. Keane would be fuming if this was an ITV game,’ another claimed.

Fortunately for Mbappe, the match was being shown on the BBC, meaning he escaped Keane’s wrath.

Mbappe missed a golden chance to bring France level when he fired over in the second half

Mbappe missed a golden chance to bring France level when he fired over in the second half

On the pitch, the 25-year-old looked much sharper after a quiet tournament that started with him breaking his nose in France’s opening match.

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He set up Kolo Muani’s goal and generally looked much brighter, but he could do nothing to stop Yamal’s incredible equaliser.

Yamal cut inside onto his favoured left foot and curled the ball into the corner of the net from 25 yards.

The camera panned to Mbappe who was speechless as he simply gave a look of admiration for Yamal’s goal. 

Mbappe had the chance to bring his side level late in the second half but his shot from inside the penalty area flew well over the bar.

His miss proved to be costly as Spain held on for a 2-1 victory to move into Sunday’s final where they will meet either England or the Netherlands. 

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