THE SUN gave the French an Eiffel ahead of Saturday’s quarter-final clash – draping a St George’s flag over their most famous landmark.
Sun man and agent provocateur Joe Hadden went up the Eiffel Tower to unfurl the flag, prompting furious heckles from onlookers down below.
A giant mural of the star forward, 23, is plastered across the side of the building in the Parisian suburb of Bondy.
Motorists in the neighbourhood were full of fighting spirit – beeping their horns and shouting “Allez La France”.
Idris Mohamed, 22, who works at Harry’s Cafe across the road from the mural, said: “Mbappe is a hero round here. The Sun’s stunt only makes us want to win even more.”
Tensions have been building in the French capital as the do-or-die quarter-final nears.
On Tuesday we evaded security at the historic Grevin Museum to kit out Mbappe’s iconic waxwork in full England gear.
England vs France takes place THIS SATURDAY – December 10. The match kicks off at 7pm UK time.
The Al-Bayt Stadium plays host.
England vs France will be broadcast live on ITV 1.