Politicians from all sides demanded Monday the departure of the president of the French Football Federation (FFF) Noël Le Graët, who attacked the day before the icon of French football Zinédine Zidane.
Football deserves better and our legends too
", declared on France2 the Minister Delegate for SMEs, Olivia Grégoire, criticizing "
a confusing contempt
" and a federation president "
It is time to ask questions about its future
,” she said.
Asked if the ex-Real Madrid coach, who acted as the N.1 option at the head of the Blues in the event of non-renewal of Didier Deschamps' contract, had called him in recent days, Noël Le Graët showed up on Sunday on RMC very brittle.
I wouldn't even have taken it on the phone
," he said.
I have nothing to shake, he can go where he wants
," he added in reference to proposals received by Zidane, currently without a club.
We need at least an apology and then we have to ask ourselves whether Noël Le Graët is still able to lead the federation
”, added the secretary general of Renaissance, Stéphane Séjourné, on the set of Public Sénat.
Mr. Le Graët apologized to Zinédine Zidane on Monday in a statement to AFP.
But this controversy is added to "
other even more serious subjects probably concerning Noël le Graët, in particular on questions (...) of sexual violence, sexual abuse
", recalled for his part the head of the deputies Renaissance at the National Assembly, Aurore Bergé, on France Inter.
The question of his place and the presidency of the Federation must be asked
," she added.
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The magazine So Foot accuses the boss of the FFF, who challenges him, of sending sexual SMS to unidentified employees and ex-employees of the federation.
Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra has launched an audit on the subject.
He needs to apologize and maybe he needs to consider his succession
,” said the president of the National Rally Jordan Bardella on RMC / BFMTV, adding that “
when at some point, we feel that you decline, you have to know how to withdraw before it's too late
How long will we have to put up with Noël Le Graët?
Suspicion of harassment at the FFF, unconditional support for Qatar, public insult against a monument of French football... Le Graët is the shame of French sport, he must resign.
Long live retirement at 60!
“, tweeted for his part the leader of the communist party, Fabien Roussel.