Morocco King Mohammad VI invites the Moroccan national team with their mothers for a lavish reception at the Rabat Palace upon their arrival.
The team received a heroic reception upon their arrival in Morocco following the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The team was invited to the reception at Rabat Palace. Pictures of the reception are making rounds on social media.
Morocco players and their mothers posed with the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, during a ceremony at the royal palace in Rabat 🇲🇦 pic.twitter.com/oRSHjCA2Xe
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Karima Al Khannous, mother of Bilal El Khannous said that King had asked that mothers should be present at the reception. “Normally we would be home by now, but the King insisted that the players’ mothers should also be present at the ceremony,” she said to the Belgian newspaper.
Karima said that they will fly back home on Tuesday. “It is about time because we have been away from home for a month now.”
“Bilal is supposed to fly with us so that he can join KRC Genk again on Tuesday,” she added. “Who knows, maybe he will even play against Anderlecht on Wednesday.”
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Pictures of Achraf Hakimi giving his mother his jersey and Soufiane Boufal dancing with his mother after defeating Portugal went viral across the world. The team ranked 22nd came fourth in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. It became the first Muslin-African nation to qualify for the semi-final of any FIFA World Cup. After reaching Morocco, the team went on a city tour of Rabat.
Earlier, Danish TV apologized for comparing Moroccan football players hugging their mothers with monkeys. The TV channel was declared racist by some viewers for disrespecting the players and their families.
Danish public broadcaster apologizes for the segment of its shows that compared the Moroccan national team embracing their families to monkeys. The show was broadcasted last week. Host Soren Lippert held up an image of the families of monkeys huddled together which colleague Christian Hogert compared to Moroccan players.