Gianluigi Donnarumma received the Yashin Trophy, presented to the world’s pleasant goalkeeper, on Monday, prompting factors of African soccer fanatics to say Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy turned into robbed.
Mendy has been wonderful beneathneath Thomas Tuchel in view that arriving at Stamford Bridge, and performed a starring position because the Blues received ultimate season’s Champions League.
He has additionally helped them to the pinnacle of the Premier League this season with best 5 dreams conceded so far.
Ahead of the Ballon d’Or 2021, a number of fanatics at the continent have been keen to look the Chelsea guy declare the Yashin Trophy as reputation for his exploits.
Mendy has arguably been the maximum regular goalkeeper in 2021 leaving fanatics thinking why Paris Saint-Germain big name Donnarumma picked up the award instead.
Ranked at range 10 withinside the ordinary Ballon d’Or ranking, the Paris Saint-Germain big name turned into an not worthy winner withinside the eyes of many, notwithstanding gambling a prime position in Italy’s Euro 2020 triumph in addition to being named the Player of the Tournament.
GOAL’s Kolade Daniel examines the on the spot reactions from fanatics after Monday’s event, with the Yashin Trophy sparking tons debate.
Was Mendy robbed of an award?
A Nigerian Chelsea fan subsidized his very own participant however admitted he anticipated the very last final results of the award.
“Donnarumma wins the 2021 pleasant goalkeeper. Mendy robbed however might not say I'm surprised.” @Blue-Footy stated.
There are claims of a intended beneathneath-reputation for African stars, and any other fan defined his take at the matter.
@Kilejun__o stated: “Donnarumma given the Yashin Trophy? I genuinely experience Fifa and each different soccer frame have agendas in opposition to Edouard Mendy. Is it as it turned into his first season or due to the fact he is African? Really gutted approximately the awards given so far!!!”
@__Sharyf additionally accused citizens of prejudicing Mendy.
“Mendy misplaced the award to Donnarumma now no longer primarily based totally on benefit however pores and skin colour,” he wrote. “This is daylight hours robbery!”
However, a Ghanaian Manchester United fan agreed with Donnarumma because the valid winner of the award.
@iLatif_ posted: “Mendy doesn’t make any pinnacle saves in fits due to the fact Chelsea play with 7 protecting minded players. How can he win this over Donnarumma? Well deserved!!!”
“PSG's Donnarumma is the goalkeeper of the year. I bet Edouard Mendy already knew...,” stated Nigerian fan @iamMightyGeorge.
Donnarumma will become best the second one goalkeeper to win the trophy, after Liverpool’s Alisson Becker received the inaugural version of the award.
Join the communication under and proportion your mind on Mendy controversially lacking out at the Yashin Trophy, need to the Chelsea guy have clinched the prize beforehand of his PSG rival?
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