When discussing how to accept the humanity in all people, former President Barack Obama pointed to France's World Cup squad to help make his point.

By Khadrice Rollins
July 17, 2018

The French national team could teach the rest of the world a little something, both on and off the pitch.

While speaking in Johannesburg on Tuesday to honor late South African leader Nelson Mandela, former Uinted States president Barack Obama pointed to France's World Cup-winning squad to help explain how people should look beyond race and instead focus on the humanity of others.

Obama noted the amount of players on the French team who might not look like the initial inhabitants of Western Europe but they are still French citizens who are part of the nation and helped the national team win its second ever World Cup.

There were at least 15 players on France's World Cup roster with African roots, including Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Samuel Umtiti and Blaise Matuidi.

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