Kylian Mbappe in his young career has made headlines countless times. The 24-year-old has had iconic moments on and off the pitch. The PSG superstar has been the center of some lighthearted trolls for his hair color and funny nicknames. His resemblance and comparison to the Ninja Turtle character Donatello are the most popular among those.
Mbappe, earlier in 2022 said that European teams were “better prepared” than South American teams for the World Cup. He said “In South America football isn’t as advanced as Europe. That’s why if you look at the last World Cups it’s always the Europeans that win” to TNT Sports. But, Argentina, a South American team became champions, and that too by defeating France. Emiliano Martinez trolled Mbappe repeatedly following their win.
What is the connection between Kylian Mbappe and Ninja Turtles?
The PSG forward was majorly targeted for his comments on South American soccer. Even though he didn’t like Emi Martinez’s antics, he clearly said those things didn’t faze him at all. Mbappe at 24 is an example of a true professional. He never crossed any line of decency nor did he react to anything negative about him. So, how does he like his comparisons to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ resemblance that too by his teammates?
In 2017 PSG signed the teenager for an eyewatering $193 million fee from Monaco. After joining, his club and national teammate Presnel Kimpembe named him ‘Donatello’. Because he thinks “He looks a lot like a ninja turtle”.
Thiago Silva presented Mbappe with a Ninja Turtle mask as a welcome gift, and the young forward took it very playfully as well. In 2021 Patrice Evra also posted a funny picture of the PSG star comparing him to Donatello.
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In December 2020, Mbappe shocked soccer fans with a unique haircut. He dyed his hair blue before PSG’s league match against Lorient. Mbappe posted a picture of him to show off his dye with, a “Wednesday in Paris” caption, in a PSG blue jacket. Coincidentally, he wears blue for the French National team as well.
Kylian scored a penalty in the Lorient match and celebrated a bit unusual with his two fingers making a scissor-like sign to show his new blue trim. One PSG fan on Reddit surfaced a new theory about this new haircut of Mbappe as another resemblance with the Ninja Turtles and his acceptance being one of them.