A good majority of the French World Cup winning side are of immigrant background, namely Africa. This is no different from the dominance of the All Blacks - most are from the Pacific Islands, mainly Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.

These young talented individuals have united a country, watching the celebrations in France is mind boggling, what an amazing testimony to what diversity can bring. We always judge the "other" based on stereotypes, often driven by ignorance and fear.

Hope all will take time to appreciate these young individuals who rise above the hate and the lies to bring joy to a nation that will most probably return to status quo to win elections.