Once again, the French striker Kylian Mbappe sparked controversy again France national teamsince he refused again to participate in a publicity act, as he did in March of this year.
According to information from the AFP agency, the French attacker did not want to participate in the first photo session of his country’s national team, as he is concerned about image rights.
“Kylian Mbappé has decided not to participate in the photo session scheduled for this Tuesday with the French National Team after the Federation’s refusal to modify the players’ image rights convention,” says the Agency already cited.
Mbappé defends the rights of players
The Paris Saint-Germain forward, along with his lawyer Delphine Verheyden, said in March that players should have a right to control the brands they are associated with in international football, but
However, the French Football Federation (FFF) has not yet planned to update the contracts with the sponsors, since it is very close to starting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Likewise, after a meeting denied by Noel Le Graet, president of the FFF, in March, it was in June that he was able to have conversations with Mbappé’s mother and his lawyer to discuss image rights without reaching an agreement.
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Mbappé seeks to modify the agreement
“It was assured that this agreement, drawn up in 2010, must be modified to keep up with the evolution of the sport and the media. Meetings will intensify to reach a new version of the agreement before the next World Cup,” Mbappé’s lawyers said.
After not showing up for the photo session, the president of the FFF will have to speed up his meeting with those summoned by Didier Deschamps for this FIFA Date, since he had planned to speak with them to review the matter in detail.