DIRECT. Le Graët-Zidane-Mbappé tensions: the former number 10 will not react to the controversy immediately

2:30 p.m.

Haise: “The media announcement naturally surprised me a lot”

The RC Lens coach was asked in a press conference about the statements of Noël Le Graët: “The media announcement surprised me of course, very surprised. When you are the president of the FFF, you have height, a vision. I was surprised by the comments. We have a few legends before for French sport and French football, for which we have the right to reservation, memory and respect. This is obviously the case for Didier Deschamps, and it must also be obvious for Zinedine Zidane.”


Zidane will not react immediately

According to Zidane’s entourage, the former number 10 will not react immediately so as not to fuel the controversy.


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Le Graët will call Zidane

Noël Le Graët plans to call Zinedine Zidane in the next few hours, according to information from Parisien-Aujourd’hui en France. The chairman of the FFF would like to apologize to him and explain the statements made on Sunday night about the future of the former Blues number 10.

12:38 p.m

Member of FFF Comex “in total incomprehension”

Eric Borghini was shocked by Le Graët’s slip. Zidane “is a huge champion, one of the French people who make our country shine and who gathers all the voices around him, an incredible symbol of our youth. This is why I am completely at a loss for the remarks made by the president”, the executive member of the Comex of the FFF told AFP, however, satisfied that the Breton “has pulled himself together and addressed his apologies to Zinedine”.

12:32 p.m

Bachelot: Le Graët “collects pans”

Asked about the RMC, the former sports minister pointed to the “clumsiness” of Le Graët, author of disparaging statements towards Zidane, “an icon that unites the French”.

“It was extraordinarily clumsy, it’s unbelievable that a president of a federation would make such a mistake, he gathers them, the foreheads,” added Roselyne Bachelot.

The latter also specified what powers Amélie Oudéa-Castéra had or did not have after such an excursion. “It is not the sports minister who appoints the chairman of the association. Fortunately, there are elections in the associations, Bachelot recalled. She can express her indignation and disapproval, which she did, but she cannot reject Noël Le Graët. »

12:13 p.m

Séjourné: “Ask yourself if he is still able to lead”

Politicians continue to question “NLG’s” position at the head of the FFF. “We need at least an apology and then we have to ask ourselves if Noël Le Graët is still able to lead the federation”, launched the General Secretary of the Renaissance Party, Stéphane Séjourné, to the Public Senate.

12:04 p.m

Jospin: ‘Zidane deserves our admiration’

Former prime minister Lionel Jospin wrote to L’Equipe to remind Zinedine Zidane to be “treated with respect”. “I just want to say that Zinédine Zidane, the tremendous player who illustrated French sport and the great club coach, deserves our admiration”, he reacted after the exit of Le Graët, if Jospin “n’ ignored by the work done as president of the FFF”.


Olivia Gregoire: “It’s time to ask questions about your future”

“It is beneath everything. The ministerial delegate for SMEs believes that it is “time to ask questions about its future”. Asked on France 2, Olivia Gregoire criticized Le Graët’s lack of respect for Zidane. “Football and our legends deserve better, that is not up to a chairman of the FFF. »


Djibril Cissé chained the reactions

“Mr. Le Graët, a little respect for Mr. Zidane please. Where do you think you are,” the former French international reacted first. In the process, Djibril Cissé again challenged the president of the FFF: “Out! “Last episode, a new tweet written after the apologies of the Breton. “Wise decision Mr. Le Graët. Zizou is untouchable. »


Charbonnier: “The evil is much deeper”

According to Lionel Charbonnier, the president of the FFF is far from the only problem within French football’s governing body.

“So the NLG is absolutely not solely responsible! Since he was SUPPORTED by his constituents! Did each of the constituents vote for the good of French football and its future? Or his own good and his own future? THE EVIL is MUCH deeper! Been saying this for ages but (hand over ears emoji),” tweeted the 1998 world champion.


Roussel: “Long live retirement at 60! »

As a candidate for the 2022 presidential election, Fabien Roussel wrote a long tweet to call on “NLG” to step down. “How long do we have to put up with Noël Le Graët? Suspicions of harassment at FFF, unconditional support for Qatar, public insult to a monument to French football… Le Graët is the disgrace of French sport, he must resign. Long live the pension as a 60-year-old! »

10:32 a.m

A deputy will ask the minister for Le Graët’s resignation

“I will ask the minister a written question asking for her resignation within the next few hours,” tweeted François Piquemal, deputy of the 4th district of Haute-Garonne.

10:19 a.m

Le Graët apologizes to Zinedine Zidane

The president of the FFF acknowledges “clumsy remarks” about Zinedine Zidane. “I would like to apologize for these remarks, which absolutely do not reflect my thoughts or my regard for the player he was and the coach he has become,” the French football boss said in a statement to the press.AFP.

10:16 a.m

Fauré, former Guingamp player: “Go out and return the keys”

Cédric Fauré, former EA Guingamp player, criticized the methods of “NLG”, former president of the Breton club. “Le Graet, already at Guingamp you were a president who had no respect for the players I was part of and today you respect Zidane, but what a shame for French football to have a president like you. Just get out and return the keys,” Toulousain attacked on Twitter.


Real condemns “lack of respect”

Real Madrid “regrets the unfortunate statements made by the president of the FFF” about its former player and coach, the club said in a statement. After pointing out this “disrespect”, the Spanish team also criticized Le Graët’s move on Karim Benzema.


“Dry January is probably not his thing”

Jordan Bardella condemned Le Graët’s remarks. Mockery, the president of the RN launched that the number 1 of the FFF did not try the month of January without alcohol.


Ribéry: “We will have to consider consulting quickly”

Ironically, Franck Ribéry paid Noël Le Graët while supporting Zinedine Zidane.


An “ugly gentleman”

French basketball player Evan Fournier also reacted to Le Graët’s exit: “What a lack of respect!! How many slips will it take from this rude gentleman before he clears the floor? “, the New York Knicks player tweeted.


Yveline’s deputy tackles Le Graët

Aurore Bergé, MP for Yvelines, spoke at France Inter about the crisis in French football: “Zidane is more important to football, France and the French than Noël Le Graët will ever be. The question of his place and of the presidency of the association must be asked.



“Clumsy expression”, according to the Le Graët camp

“The president has a very good relationship with Zidane. They traded again recently during the Ballon d’Or. Noël Le Graët knows exactly what he represents in the history of French football, the FFF president’s camp explained to L’Equipe. By expressing himself in this way, Noël Le Graët wanted to indicate that Zidane has the opportunity to go where he wants. That all options are available to him. »


Mbappé-Le Graët: the story of suspense


Peter’s Disgust

“Noël Le Graët” followed by three “vomit” emojis, Florent Pietrus, former player of the French basketball team, expressed his disgust at the statements made by the president of the FFF.


“Shameless disrespect to a sporting legend”


Wave of indignation at Le Graët’s words

Firemen, Djorkaeff, Pokora… the reactions have multiplied since the release of Noël Le Graët on the French football legend Zinedine Zidane on Sunday night.



“I have nothing to shake”

The association president, who has decided to extend Didier Deschamps in charge of the Blues until 2026, was asked about the fate of Zinedine Zidane, who coveted the post.


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