Mbappe calls out FFF president Le Graet for “disrespecting” Zidane

January 9, 2023

Kylian Mbappe has accused French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet of disrespecting legendary midfielder Zinedine Zidane.

Le Graet said he did not speak to Zidane about replacing Didier Deschamps at the helm of the national team, as the France coach signed a contract extension despite speculation suggesting he would leave after the 2022 World Cup.

Le Graet told RMC Sport: “Did Zidane tried to reach me? Certainly not, I wouldn’t even have picked up the phone anyway.” He added: “I’ve never met him, we never considered parting with Didier.”

Mbappe took to Twitter to share his shock at the FFF president’s comments, posting on Twitter: “Zidane is France, we don’t disrespect the legend like that…”