The US presidential election is fast approaching. In this context, Megan Rapinoe, world champion in 2019 with the United States, a socially engaged footballer, gave an interview to L’Equipe on Friday. During which she questions the influence that her male counterparts can have on the younger generations and football fans in general.
About Kylian Mbappé, for example, Megan Rapinoe says “hope he measures the impact he can have”. “And how this influence can be formidable for himself, specifies the American, Ballon d’Or in 2019. He came into the world with an extraordinary gift that allows him to lead an extraordinary, very comfortable life. … Maybe he can ask himself how to strike a balance, how to inspire youth. I hope he understands that he can change the world, that it is not just an empty idea. Sometimes you decide for yourself to change the world, sometimes it falls on you. If you want to be the king, then be the best king you can be. “
In January 2020, Kylian Mbappé launched his own association to inspire young people, boys and girls, from modest backgrounds. The PSG scorer is also involved as a sponsor in the association “Premiers de cordée”, which helps children in hospital or in a situation of disability. This summer, Mbappé also committed to the social movement Black Lives Matter from his social networks.
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