A few weeks ago, when the list of 30 candidates for the Ballon d'Or was announced, where he was one of the main absent, Édouard Mendy kicked in touch.
With a smile, the Chelsea goalkeeper had brushed aside any controversy.
Diplomat, the person, who knew unemployment before knowing the glory, had explained that this absence would on the contrary "motivate him to continue working".
But this time, the winner of the Champions League is off the hook.
On his social networks, he was angry with Fifa's communication campaign for the The Best trophy, which rewards the best players of the year and whose ceremony is scheduled for January 17.
The former goalkeeper of Marseille, Reims and Rennes wonders about his place on the presentation tweet and, above all, on the fact that he is the only one among the five contenders for the title not to wear the official tunic of the 'National team.
He wears an orange jersey without any particular sign.
Edouard Mendy criticizes the choice of the official photo for the election to the best goalkeeper of the year Fifa
“Two days of looking at this post and trying to figure out why but still haven't got it.
Is it normal that I am the only one without the jersey of my country, Senegal?
Is it fair for Senegal?
", He declared in Instagram story.
In other words, the Senegalese international implies that his skin color and / or that his origins could explain this goal campaign where he also appears to be behind his competitors which are the Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma, the German Manuel Neuer, Brazilian Alisson Becker and Danish Kasper Schmeichel.
A position that has not gone unnoticed and which has been strongly taken up and commented on on social networks.
The goalkeeper of the Blues, still author of a remarkable performance Tuesday during the victory (4-0) against Juventus of Turin in the Champions League, received many supports from anonymous but also personalities from the world of football.