Patrice Evra hilariously wears a ‘Kylian Mbappe mask’ on live TV during his analysis of France’s goalless draw with the Netherlands

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Manchester United legend Patrice Evra was spotted wearing a Kylian Mbappe-style face mask on Friday, after delivering his analysis of France’s goalless draw with the Netherlands.

Evra’s mask was a nod to Mbappe, who broke his nose colliding with Austria’s Kevin Danso, in France’s opening 1-0 victory over Austria at Euro 2024 on Monday.  

Mbappe trained with a mask in the colours of the French flag earlier this week, but was seen with a black one as he took to the bench for their clash with the Netherlands.

Mbappe was an unused sub during the game, but he has since featured in a friendly with Paderborn’s U21 side and is expected to play against Poland on Tuesday.  

Evra, who is well known for showing his humorous side, made light of Mbappe’s unfortunate injury by wearing a facemask as he delivered his analysis on France’s clash with the Netherlands on the Sony Sports Network. 

Eagle-eyed viewers were quick to determine it was Evra in the mask – and not in fact Kylian Mbappe

French footballing legend Patrice Evra was spotted on live TV wearing Kylian Mbappe’s mask

Mbappe had worn a protective mask in the Tricolore of France, but this was banned by Uefa

Mbappe had originally worn a protective mask in the Tricolore of France, since banned by Uefa

Mbappe played for France in a mini-friendly against local team SV Paderborn 07's u21s

Mbappe played for France in a mini-friendly against local team SV Paderborn 07’s u21s

Against Paderborn’s U21s, Mbappe’s put in a star turn scoring twice and laying on two assists, as the French won 7-0 in their behind-closed-doors friendly.

Both teams were told to avoid heavy contact to minimise the risk of injury and Mbappe emerged unscathed on the left-hand side of France’s frontline.

It gives French boss Didier Deschamps a lift, too, as he selects his squad ahead of their final group-stage game against Poland, on Tuesday.

The game also enabled Mbappe, 25, the opportunity to test out the mask designed to protect his face after his nose effectively shattered earlier in the tournament, which unlike Evra’s, is now made from sleek black carbon fibre.

Truthfully, Mbappe had been seen wearing the blue, white and red of France’s Tricolore previously, but this design was banned.

UEFA rules state any ‘medical equipment worn on the playing field must be of a single colour’ and ‘must not allow the team or manufacturer to be identified’.

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