The issue of Kylian Mbappe’s photographic rights is at stake again, but it is a crisis that cannot be compared in importance to extortion and sexual misconduct, and the fact that the best player in the “rooster” battalion is unhappy, not it does make the situation better for the French Football Association.
The timing of this dispute is also an issue, as the “chevrons” are only two months away from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and will participate in the tournament to preserve the world crown they won in Russia 2018.
In a statement, according to “Marca”, on Monday Mbappe confirmed that he would not participate in the photo shoot of the Federation scheduled for Tuesday, after Le Graet himself revealed to “L’Equipe” that nothing had changed regarding the rights of image of the player. until the World Cup.
For its part, the official account of the French federation published a statement on Twitter, in which he wrote: “After talks in the presence of the federation managers, the marketing director, the president of the federation and the coach, the French Football Federation undertakes as soon as possible to review the agreement on the image rights of its players “.
He added: “The federation is pleased to work on defining the guidelines for a new agreement that guarantees its interests, taking into account the legitimate concerns and beliefs unanimously expressed by the players.”
The disagreements between Mbappe and Al-Ittihad began last March, when the striker decided not to leave his room at Chateau de Clairefontaine (the training headquarters of the French national team), due to the participation of the whole team in a sitting with one of the sponsors of the union.
– FFF (@FFF) September 19, 2022