We should know more this Wednesday about the future of Noël Le Graët at the head of the French Football Federation. And this could have a significant impact on the rest of Kylian Mbappé’s international career.
” Zidane is France, we don’t disrespect the legend like that… “. When Kylian Mbappé tweeted this simple message Sunday evening at 9:59 p.m., the whole football planet was shaken. Because if the words of Noël Le Graët concerning Zizou had already made noise, the fact that the star of PSG and the French team suddenly entered the battle changed the situation completely. Even if the other tricolor internationals were silent, just like Didier Deschamps, Kylian Mbappé has such weight that his criticism of the FFF boss was necessarily a huge blow. Seen by 102 million people and liked 1 million times, this message opened the floodgates to what is now called the Le Graët affair. And while waiting to find out what the latter will do at the executive committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m., Kylian Mbappé could still have a huge role to play.
Mbappé and Le Graët is war
Zidane is France, we don’t disrespect the legend like that… 🤦🏽♂️
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) January 8, 2023
A few hours before this decisive meeting, several voices are raised and suggest a possible boycott of the France team by Kylian Mbappé if Noël Le Graët remains president of the French Football Federation. Between the two men, the current no longer passes, and this since long before the staggering declarations of NLG on Zinedine Zidane. We remember in particular the refusal of the PSG striker to participate in a communication operation of sponsors of the Blues whose message he did not appreciate, or his amazement at the statements of Le Graët on racism in football, following the attacks suffered by Mbappé after Euro 2021. This time too much is enough, and according to some, the top scorer of the 2022 World Cup would be ready to put his weight in the balance for a change of president at the head of the FFF . This is particularly the case of Daniel Riolo.
At the microphone of RMC, the journalist explains that Kylian Mbappé could be tempted to no longer agree to wear the jersey of the France team under the presidency Le Graët, which would obviously be a huge waste. ” If Le Graët continues to hang on, and I believe he is capable of doing so, what will we get? That, and honestly I believe in it, Kylian Mbappé is boycotting the France team? I believe him capable of doing something like that. It has been said how extremely important his tweet was, but I don’t think Didier Deschamps appreciated this intervention. Mbappé who clashes with his president by passing over the coach, I think Deschamps did not like. Let’s not forget that Deschamps is a support of Le Graët. 48 hours after the first facts, he has not spoken, he remains in solidarity with his interview. But what man are we talking about? I imagine Kylian Mbappé, future captain of the Blues, the I imagine capable of boycotting the France team by saying that he does not play for this team as long as he is the president with all that he represents, I believe that Kylian Mbappé is capable of it “, announces Daniel Riolo, who obviously opened the floodgates to virulent reactions on social networks.
The French Football Federation and Noël Le Graët, its president, are pleased to announce the extension of 𝗗𝗶𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗿 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝘀 at the head of the French team until June 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟲 ✍️
— French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) January 7, 2023
Because this possible boycott of the France team by Kylian Mbappé is not unanimous. ” He will go against Le Graet, but will not boycott the EDF, it’s too important for him. If he does, it’s brave, but we should stop putting pressure on this young man! Let him do his job he does with talent: play football », « Ridiculous on the spot mdrrr, what does he care about the president him. He slipped, Mbappé put him back on track, and it stops there. Kylian, he doesn’t care who is at the head of the FFF. He just wants to write his story with the Blues », « In decoded language, Riolo would encourage Mbappé to boycott the EDF to help him fire his enemies Le Graët and Deschamps. To then help his friend Platini to take the reins. It is clearer! “, The debate is probably not over, especially if Noël Le Graët remains in his post this Wednesday.