After the controversy last March, the striker of the French team Kylian Mbapp did not appreciate the decision of the French Football Federation to keep the current agreement, linked to the image rights of the players, until the Cup World Cup 2022. In response, the Paris Saint-Germain prodigy decided to boycott a photo shoot scheduled for Tuesday.
Kylian Mbapp continues his boycott of sponsors of the Blues.
Nothing will change between now and the World Cup, which is coming very quickly. I must a priori meet the players on Monday to change with them. After the World Cup, we’ll see what to do. There will be new players and some new sponsors. This will be an opportunity to take stock.
This Monday in the daily L’Equipe, the president of the French Football Federation Nol Le Grat, after the controversy last March with Kylian Mbapp, announced his decision to keep the current agreement related to the image rights of the players of the ‘French team until the 2022 World Cup.
Mbapp continues his boycott!
And unsurprisingly, this choice absolutely does not suit the star of Paris Saint-Germain! While the two parties had agreed to find a compromise as quickly as possible, with a clear desire from the Mbapp clan to resolve the situation before the World Cup, the refusal of the FFF to change your contract led to a first reaction from the 23-year-old star: the native of Bondy will continue his boycott, as in March, and refuses to participate in the photo session scheduled for Tuesday with the partners of the Blues.
A decision announced and assumed in a press release sent to Agence France Presse. Mbapp and its representatives (…) deeply regret that no agreement could, as requested, be reached ahead of the World Cup, can we read. As a reminder, the 2018 world champion is calling in particular for a review of this agreement every 4 years, the overhaul of the concept of collective image, a right of scrutiny over the brands chosen and the media selected, but also a better distribution of the money raised by the FFF for amateur football.
A serious problem for the FFF…
Suffice to say right away, this is an XXL problem for Le Grat. Already embroiled in several controversies in recent weeks, the Federation has absolutely no need for this additional story. And above all, with very important economic stakes approaching the World Cup, the partners of the Tricolores risk claiming accounts from 3F. On Tuesday, the planned operations concerned major partners, such as Uber Eats, KFC and Coca-Cola, who pay very large checks to use the image of the French selection and therefore of one of the best players in the country, Mbapp…
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