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Trevor Noah's Comments Calling French World Cup Victory An 'African' Win Spark Debate About Cultural Identity

By Collin Gossel

On a recent episode of The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah joked that the French soccer team's win at the World Cup was an "African victory," referring to the fact that 80% of the French team is of African descent. Though Noah's joke was intended draw positive attention to the team's heritage, his words were inadvertently similar to a sentiment among white supremacists in France: that the French team isn't really French because many of them are black. 

With the current issues of his home country in his mind, the French Ambassador wrote The Daily Show a strongly worded letter:

Noah saw where the French Ambassador was coming from but took issue with his views of citizenship and representation.