Sunday, February 5, 2023

French Federation president apologizes to Zinedine Zidane

Noel Le Graet explains he gave an interview he shouldn’t have given to radio station RMC

President of French Football Federation (FFF), noel le greatsubmitted his apology this Monday Zinedine Zidane Following the furore over his statements yesterday in which he mocked the national team and the former Real Madrid star.

in a statement, le great He explains that he apologizes for a few words that “is not what I think, nor my view of the player he was, nor the coach he has become”.

Following the extension of Didier Deschamps’ contract as French coach until July 2026, it was announced on Saturday, le great was interviewed by the radio station on Sunday RMCin which he was asked about Zidanewhose name seemed to take charge of selection, and about the possibility that he now chooses to train at another club or another selection.

“I don’t care, let him go where he wants! He can go wherever he wants, to a club…”, she replied between humor and disdain.

But the question of whether she had spoken with Zizzo went further, adding that if she had called him, “I wouldn’t have even picked up the phone”, because he would have said: “Hello sir, don’t worry, find Another club, I’ll be with Didier”.

Criticism rained down on him and Amélie Oudea-Castra, France’s sports minister, urged him to apologize for statements that were “again out of place”, with the aggravating circumstance that they showed a “shameful lack of respect”. that pits us against everyone else.” a football and sports legend”, referring to Zidane,

“First President of the Sports Federation France Shouldn’t have said that”, added the minister before claiming “excuses for those extra words”. Zidaneplease”.

In your apology message, le great Says he gave an interview he shouldn’t have given at the station RMC because “he was looking for controversy by opposing Didier (Deschamps) Zinedine Zidane, two monuments of French football. I admit to saying wrong things which led to misunderstanding.”

And he assures: “Zinedine Zidane You know the great respect I have for him, as for all Frenchmen.”

an improvement that comes after the many reproaches it has received le greatKylian Mbappe, the current great star of the French team, or between what has been the club of France’s great sporting victories ZidaneReal Madrid.

the situation is particularly critical for le greatwho is working hard to investigate sexual harassment allegations against him fffAbout which he has to appear tomorrow in the framework of an audit commissioned by the Sports Minister.

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