French Federation calls urgent meeting with its president after statements against Zinedine Zidane
The executive committee of the French Football Federation (FFF) called for this Wednesday an extraordinary meeting with its president, Nol Le Grat, on the tightrope for a government inspection on alleged cases of sexual harassment in that body and for statements against Zinedine Zidane.
The call, leaked on Tuesday to the French media, occurs when pressure has increased for the dismissal of Le Grat, 81.
Although he has just renewed coach Didier Deschamps (world champion in 2018 and runner-up in 2022), the still president of the FFF has been highly criticized by the French government and by French football legends, some retired and others active.
The alleged cases of sexual harassment revealed last autumn, which would affect Le Graet himself and which are being investigated by the Ministry of Sports, were added to his recent statements about Zidane, whom, for many, he despised, saying that he did not know if he I would answer the phone.
Within the wave of national indignation that these statements created, the star of the French team, Kylian Mbappé, has been one of the most incisive in assuring that “Zidane is France” and warning that “a legend is not disrespected “.