Reports of Kylian Mbappé’s demise quickly went viral on January 2023, stirring up worry among his fans around the world. Fortunately, it has been verified that the news is nothing more than a false rumor and the latest in an ongoing series of fabricated celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the soccer star is in good health.
Reports of the supposed death of the 24-year-old footballer, Kylian Mbappé, spread on Tuesday after a ”R.I.P. Kylian Mbappé” Facebook page gained nearly one million ‘likes’. Many followers of the page began leaving messages of grief and sadness, while Twitter became abuzz with speculation of the hoax.
Many fans were initially doubtful of the report, due to the recent influx of false death announcements regarding famous people. Others noted that the story had not been reported on any major French networks, which would likely happen if a star like Kylian Mbappé had passed away.
On Wednesday (January 11), representatives for the Psg star put out a statement to confirm he is still alive. They told fans to be wary of rumors they see online and not to believe them. Some fans have expressed their anger at the false report, believing it was insensitive to those who care about the player. Others have seen this as a sign of Mbappé’s immense popularity around the world. Kylian Mbappe is a key player for PSG and the French National Team. He is a talented forward with great speed, skill, and athleticism.
When will Kylian Mbappe return to PSG?
Kylian Mbappe has returned to training for Paris Saint–Germain earlier than expected after his break away. However, he was not involved against Angers in Ligue 1 on January 11. He is expected to join the team for the game against Rennes away on the 16th.
Lionel Messi recently returned to training and made his first appearance at Parc des Princes since winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Argentina. Neymar was also able to play against Angers after serving a one–match suspension due to his red card against Strasbourg on December 28.
Marco Verratti is currently not able to participate in any activities due to an injury he sustained while running sprints. Additionally, Nuno Mendes and Prenasal Kimpembe have been dealing with their injury issues, leaving them unable to play for a significant period.