Football fans have taken to social media to share humorous mask suggestions for Kylian Mbappe after the star forward broke his nose while playing for France at Euro 2024, reported by GOAL. The 25-year-old will need a custom mask to protect his injury, and supporters are urging him to wear a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask, among other creative ideas.

In France's 1-0 win over Austria during their Euros opener on Monday night, Kylian Mbappe suffered a broken nose following a collision. Forced to leave the game late, the Real Madrid-bound star will now have to wear a custom mask for protection when he returns to the field. Before the news of his need for a protective mask became widely known, Mbappe took to X (formerly Twitter) to ask fans for mask ideas. The response was both swift and amusing.

What Kylian Mbappe said and fans reaction

A few hours after the match, Mbappe humorously engaged with his fans by tweeting: “Any ideas for masks 🎭😅 ?” This playful request brought an outpouring of suggestions from his followers, many of whom recalled his nickname from his Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) days.

Fans were quick to suggest that Mbappe don a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask, a nod to his PSG nickname “Donatello.” This nickname came about when he initially joined PSG on loan in 2017, and his former teammate Thiago Silva even bought him a Michelangelo mask to wear in the locker room.

Here are some of the funniest and most creative responses:

@Alexis92_ tweeted a photo of Mbappe wearing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mask with the caption: “This one Kylian.”

@KM7ZOO commented: “The crazy flow you're going to have lol.”
@callzopsg posted: “This one is actually a masterclass.”
@cpastibo added: “France wants this one.”
@gamezze_14 put: “It's up to you to choose Kylian honestly.”

Despite the injury, there is some good news for both Mbappe and the French national team. The French Football Federation has confirmed that surgery will not be necessary. Mbappe will receive treatment this week and will be fitted with a custom mask to protect his nose. It remains uncertain if he will be ready to play against the Netherlands on Friday or if he will need to wait until the quarter-final stage to return.

What’s next for France at Euro 2024

France's next match is a crucial encounter against the Netherlands on Friday night. Following this, they will face Poland next Tuesday to round off their group stage campaign. After the first round of fixtures, France sits second in their group behind the Netherlands.

The absence of their talismanic forward would be a significant blow for France. Mbappe's influence on the pitch is immense, and his leadership as captain is crucial for the team's success. The French squad will be hoping for a swift recovery so that he can return to action as soon as possible.

As fans eagerly await his return, the light-hearted suggestions for Mbappe's mask serve as a reminder of the strong bond between players and their supporters. Whether or not he chooses to wear a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask, the football world will be watching closely to see how quickly he can get back to doing what he does best—leading France to victory at Euro 2024.