Aurélien Tchouaméni Wants to Give Voice to the Victims of Homophobia

Aurélien Tchouaméni: Meet the French soccer star everyone is talking about

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On March 18, 2018, the French national football team played Spain in the World Cup final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

The team had just won its fourth world championship and had qualified to host the 2026 World Cup in France.

It looked like any other triumphant night in soccer. But it wasn’t.

Aurélien Tchouaméni, the French goalkeeper, was in the World Cup final.

Tchouaméni had been injured in the final.

He was in the Maracana for the France game, where the team lost.

Tchouaméni was not allowed to go to the French locker room with his teammates, because his condition was not known.

The coach decided to bring Tchouaméni out on the pitch to warm up.

In the video of the final below, you can see the French squad standing on the sideline while Tchouaméni is shown warming up on the field.

Aurélien Tchouaméni is a soccer legend in France. And now, he wants to share his story of being the victim of homophobic violence. And he wants to give a voice to those who have been silenced.

(Read more: Watch video: France’s Aurélien Tchouaméni is the victim of ‘violence’, says ex-French teammate)

The video starts with Tchouaméni on the field, warming up.

The camera then switches to the scoreboard at the back of the stadium. And where the France national soccer team was sitting, the France men’s national team is standing.

Then, the camera switches to Tchouaméni on the sidelines.

The ball is now on the pitch. The camera takes a look around.

Here, the French goalkeeper’s foot is caught in a pothole.

Here, the referee shouts at the team to stop wasting time.

Here, the French goalkeeper is on the ground.

Here, the ball bounces off the head

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