"When I say they're African, I'm not saying it as a way to exclude them from their Frenchness", Noah wrote in a tweet.
The host responded to the ambassador's outrage with some understanding of the racial (and colonial) politics of France, but then explained "context is everything".
The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes' welcome on Monday as hundreds of thousands packed the Champs Elysees for their victory parade ahead of a presidential reception in the evening. Moreover, France's team is regarded as one of the most culturally-diverse teams of the league.
"I warn the whole world about the emergence of this unsafe segregationist, racist and xenophobic political current that threatens to attack the peoples of the world, to divide humanity more, and to create more wars around the world", Maduro said.
French former reality TV star Martin Medus was among those who slammed the comments.
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Speaking to French daily Le Parisien, Sébastien Ruffin, general manager of Premiers de Cordée, said that Mbappe is "a great person" who finds time to help at the charity. Is it Africa winning when the U.S. win Gold medals in the Olympics? he said. "Are the Lakers an African team?" 50% of your team are Muslims, cut out the Islamophobia.
President Emmanuel Macron celebrates despite pouring rain as the France team are presented with the World Cup.
Upon the French team's return to their homeland after their heroics in Moscow, beating underdogs Croatia 4-2, the squad were invited to the president's residence at Élysée Palace.
"Africa won the World Cup", South African Noah, host of The Daily Show, said in a segment on the USA late-night television programme this week.
Maduro also congratulated France and called for an end to racism in Europe against African people.