This is another good point. African-Americans tend to have this "panafrican" myth that in some way feels... hypocritical? Because they apparently strongly care about something (their heritage) yet they seem to know very little about it. Expecially in the context of a world cup where Africa isn't partecipating as a continent but as individual states. There's no "Africa". Europeans know because we live next to it. Nigerians partying because Senegal won makes as much sense as Germans partying because France won. Africa isn't this cradle of misery united by misfortune that is only waiting for one unifying event, a single joy to drag it out of the mud. It's a collective of different nations, ethnicities and cultures much like Europe and Asian. Keep in mind that not all soccer players feel the same way. Mario Balotelli is a black italian football player who considers himself italian (like he is) but he's also proud of his african heritage. He, however, was adopted in a young age (unlike the french players, who are second generation for the most part). There's a huge difference between a french player going "I want to dedicate this victory to Africa/my african country of origin too" (something the right may use against integration but who cares) and a third party, from another country, trying to impose his view on integration on the french players, no matter their skin colour.