He was the finger on the trigger, ready to “twitter” the first as soon as his pal Achraf Hakimi's penalty qualified Morocco for the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
"ACHRAF HAKIMI" thus launches on the Kylian Mbappé social network, accompanied by three emojis: a king's crown, a heart with fingers and... a penguin.
Why a penguin?
Because a few seconds earlier, by delivering all the Moroccan people from his magnificent panenka, Hakimi celebrated by imitating the animal.
A kind of tribute for a gesture they had already made together during the victory of PSG in Lille (7-1) last August.
The latest episode of the "bromance" between Hakimi and Mbappé, teammate at PSG and very good friends in life.
Hakimi, Mbappe's iconic penguin dance 🐧@AchrafHakimi @KMbappe#FIFAWorldCup #Morocco #MAR #hakimi #MarsalQatar #المغرب_اسبانيا pic.twitter.com/tg7V18e3lx
— Marsal Qatar English (@MarsalQatar_EN) December 6, 2022
A few minutes after this first tweet, Mbappé did it again by posting a photo of the two of them in front of a sign with the slogan #DimaMaghrib (Go Morocco) during a stealth meeting Monday in Doha.
Taking advantage of his day off, "KMB" landed at the Wyndham Doha West Bay, where the Atlas Lions have gathered since the start of the competition.
Since his arrival at PSG in the summer of 2021, the defender has established a relationship of friendship with the Frenchman.
They celebrate their goal together and go on a few rides together.
At the beginning of November, for example, they visited together the stud farm located in Seville in Spain of the former legend of Real Madrid.
And if they only met once during this World Cup, each follows the results of the other with great attention, before praising their performance on social networks.
Until meeting in half?
For that, France would have to beat England and Morocco overcome Portugal or Switzerland.
Nothing is impossible.