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Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain Coach Slammed for Mocking Private Jet Question

The backlash comes as footballers and the industry more widely are forced to consider their contribution to global emissions. 

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe

Photographer: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe and head coach Christophe Galtier have come under fire for laughing off a question about why the team took a private jet for a short trip less than 400 kilometers away.

The furore comes as football’s climate change impact is coming more into focus as the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, later this year, has already been criticized for failing to live up to promises to reduce its carbon footprint.