Mbappé, Ribéry, Oudéa-Castéra… The world of football is indignant at the words of Noël Le Graët

Mbappé, Ribéry, Oudéa-Castéra… The world of football is indignant at the words of Noël Le Graët

Don’t touch the legend! By attacking a Zinédine Zidane who had not asked for anything, Sunday, on the airwaves of RMC, the president of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët, freewheeling and next to the plate for several months already on a whole host of subjects, triggered a tsunami of indignant reactions. Starting with that of Kylian Mbappé, who never misses an opportunity to slip a tackle on his president when he has the opportunity. Sunday evening, it was the first to take out the guns on Twitter by writing “Zidane is France, we do not disrespect the legend like that. »

Other former internationals were quick to react on social networks, like the very young retiree Franck Ribéry. “You delight me, he ironically wrote to the attention of the Breton leader, with an emoji of dismay. On the other hand, it will be necessary to think of consulting quickly. In the genre, Djibril Cissé’s tweet is not bad either. The former striker of the France team used a photo of him in the blue jersey to show the feeling of embarrassment that invades us all every time the President of the Federation.

On the other side of the Atlantic, French basketball player Evan Fournier wonders “how many slippages [il va falloir] from that naughty gentleman to clear the floor? “. On the political side, the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, launched for several months in a mano a mano with the former mayor of Guingamp after the latest revelations of SoFoot about the behavior of NLG towards certain employees of the FFF, and who demanded an audit on the federation whose result is expected at the end of January, was not asked to turn on the Breton.

“Statements again above ground with the added bonus this time of a shameful lack of respect, which offends us all, to a legend of football and sport: a “president” of the first sports federation in France should not say that. Apologies for this word too much about Zinedine Zidane, please,” demanded the minister on Twitter.

The NLG entourage tries to save the furniture

After the “simple strokes of paint” that it would have been enough to give in the slums of the workers of Doha before the World Cup, President Le Graët is once again distinguished by remarks of rare violence, especially at the regard to a character like Zinédine Zidane, whose only mistake obviously was to apply for the succession of the untouchable Didier Deschamps, whose contract was finally extended by four years by the sole will of the boss of the FFF. After saying on Marion Bartoli’s show, “Bartoli Time”, on RMC, that he had “nothing to shake” that ZZ could take the reins of the Brazilian Seleçao, Le Graët went on to say that he had not had contact with Zidane and that, if the latter had tried to reach him, he would “not even have taken him on the phone”. Class all the way…

As the Costaarmorican is no longer there, and even though he is accused by various former employees of the FFF of clumsy behavior, even sexual harassment towards them, he did not hesitate to tell the ex-tenniswoman Marion Bartoli, now at RMC, “you can call me whenever you want, Marion”… Asked by The Team in the wake of this completely lunar interview, the entourage of President NLG pleaded “clumsiness of expression” about his remarks on Zinedine Zidane. A bit light if you ask us.