The French Federation temporarily suspends its president, Noël Le Graët, after his mockery of Zidane

The inner presidency is assumed by Philippe Diallo, pending the publication of the audit on suspicions of sexual abuse

Noel Le Graet, on the amenities of the French Federation.CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULTAFP

The president of the French Soccer Federation, nol le grathas been quickly suspended from his place this Wednesday after the controversial statements he made about Zinedine Zidane a couple of days in the past, when assuring that if he had known as to run as France coach he wouldn’t have even picked up the cellphone.

The Govt Committee of the group has determined so this Wednesday in a unprecedented assembly. He distances himself from him not solely due to his contemptuous angle in the direction of the previous Actual Madrid coach, but additionally due to the suspicions of sexual harassment that weigh on him, after complaints from a number of staff of the Federation.

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For now I’ll exchange Philippe Diallo, vp of the FFF, ready for the inner audit that’s investigating these complaints from a number of girls to resolve. The final one was final Monday, in full controversy over the mockery of Zidane. The previous soccer agent sonia souid revealed particulars of the sexist habits that Le Grat had had along with her. “She noticed me as two boobs and an ass,” she declared to the French media.

The Govt Committee of the Federation determined to fulfill right this moment, after the Sports activities Minister, Amlie Ouda-Castera, was seen yesterday with the supervisor. Doubts grew that Le Grat was able to proceed on the forefront. At his eightieth birthday, he has been in workplace since 2011 and his time period ends in December 2024.

These controversies (the allegations of harassment, the derogatory statements about Zidane…) happen simply when France has simply been runner-up within the World Cup in Qatar and Paris is getting ready for the Olympic Video games. The federation committee is conscious of how a lot the president’s angle damages the nation’s picture.

In reality, neither the Minister of Sports activities nor the French Authorities have at any time hidden their place on the continuity of Le Grat on the helm of the federation. “The FFF deserves a president as much as the duty, who will give an excellent picture of French soccer to the world,” stated the federal government spokesman on Wednesday, Olivier Vran.