KYLIAN MBAPPE raced to the aid of a France fan after accidentally hitting him with a wayward shot before their World Cup semi-final with Morocco.
The Paris Saint-Germain star was testing his shooting boots during the warm-up ahead of the crunch clash at the Al Bayt Stadium.
GettyA France fan was accidentally struck by a rasping wayward shot by Kylian Mbappe[/caption]
REUTERSA concerned Mbappe quickly leapt over the advertising hoarding to check on the fan[/caption]
PAThe France superstar was apologetic as he expressed concern for the fan[/caption]
GETTYThe fan was also tended to by his fellow Les Bleus supporters[/caption]
But one of his attempts to get his range resulted in him booting the ball square in the face of a Les Bleus fan.
The unlucky fan was badly dazed by the powerful strike and grabbed his nose to see if it had been bloodied.
Lucky for him, the shot didn’t draw blood.
But it did prompt mega star Mbappe to come and check on his condition.
Mbappe, 24, consoled the fan by grabbing his arm in an apologetic manner and seemed to profusely offer his apologies.
Footy fans were quick to comment on the unfortunate incident, with one saying: “Just how hard did that ball hit him?”
Another said: “That’s love.”
And another said: “Accidental Renaissance.”
Another remarked: “Mbappe has just given some poor bloke a journeyman boxers career worth of brain trauma.”
One chimed in: “Hold up did any medical professionals check on him?”
Not long after Mbappe’s apology, the defending World Cup champions raced into an early lead.
Theo Hernandez fired France into a 1-0 lead in the fifth minuteRex
Defender Theo Hernandez broke the deadlock in the fifth minute following some pinball in the box and put Didier Deschamp’s troops on the brink of a second successive final appearance.