The Minister of Sports does not intend to let the new verbal slippage of Noël Le Graët pass, after Noël Le Graët, the president of the FFF, was insulting vis-à-vis Zinedine Zidane on Sunday, during a RMC program around the renewal of Didier Deschamps at the head of the France team until 2026.
A few minutes after Kylian Mbappé's indignation and reframing on Twitter, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra also reacted strongly to the Breton's exit.
Always on the same social network.
“A president should not say that (…) apologies for this word too much”
“Statements again above ground with the added bonus this time of a shameful lack of respect, which hurts 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 Z.Zidane please, ”wrote the minister on her Twitter account.
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 too much word about Z.Zidane please.
– Amélie Oudéa-Castéra (@AOC1978) January 8, 2023
Earlier in the evening, Noël Le Graët had had some unkind words for the 1998 world champion.
"I have nothing to shake"
Asked about RMC to find out if Zidane, who acted as the N.1 option at the head of the Blues in the event of non-renewal of Deschamps' contract, had called him in recent days, the boss of the FFF had declared: " I wouldn't even have taken it on the phone, he blurted out.
To tell him what?
"Hello sir, don't worry, look for another club, I just agreed with Didier"?
The 81-year-old Le Graët also responded curtly to rumors of Zidane's interest in Brazil.
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"I would be surprised if he went there," he said.
He does what he wants, that's none of my business.
I never met him and we never considered parting with Didier Deschamps.
I have nothing to shake, he can go where he wants, in a club, he would have as many as he wants in Europe, a big club.
A selection, I hardly believe it as far as I'm concerned.
Amélie Oudéa-Castéra's reaction comes as the FFF is the subject of an audit and control mission commissioned by the Ministry of Sports to clarify in particular the managerial practices within the "FFF" and accusations of harassment and sexism.
Noël Le Graët and the director general of the FFF Florence Hardouin must be heard again by the inspectors responsible for investigating the functioning of the Federation.
Launched in September, the general inspection of education, sport and research must submit its report to the minister in February.