Moscow: France were crowned the 2018 FFA World Cup champions after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final, and wishes were pouring in from fans and players around the globe.
However, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi’s tweet seemed to have caused a trouble.
"We the Puducherrians (erstwhile French Territory) won the World Cup. Congratulations Friends. What a mixed team-all French. Sports unites," she had tweeted on Sunday right after the match.
We the Puducherrians (erstwhile French Territory) won the World Cup.— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) July 15, 2018
👏👏🤣🤣 Congratulations Friends.
What a mixed team-all French.
Twitterati slammed her for this tweet.
Mam u support colonial ideology ..its not a good way to support #francevscroatia match.— Lokesh Rathor (@lokeshrathor007) July 15, 2018
You would have celebrated if England had won the WC? India was once a British colony 🙄— Rafeeq CE (@rafeeqce) July 15, 2018
There are other ways to celebrate a French victory than to be so servile— Alo Pal (@AloPal) July 15, 2018
I'm a born Pondicherrian, I don't feel I've won at all
France won, and it's a game and I love the game.I don't need the crutch of a colonial mindset to enjoy
Please do consider pulling this tweet down.
Could you please return to the books of middle school? Imperialism and colonialism were dark eras of modern history.— Faraz Khan (@farazkhan107) July 15, 2018
France won their second World Cup 20 years after their maiden triumph on Sunday, seeing off a dogged and desperate Croatia side who refused to lie down in one of the most electrifying finals in recent years.
The breathless 4-2 victory under stormy skies at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium means Didier Deshchamps' side -- balancing youthful vitality and tournament nous -- have buried the pain of their defeat in the Euro 2016 final on home soil.
For the small nation of Croatia, the loss spelled bitter pain but fans at home will celebrate the best run in the nation's history, which featured a stunning win against Argentina and a semi-final victory against England.