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French football president apologizes for Zidane’s remarks: ‘They don’t reflect my thoughts’



French Football Federation president Noël Le Graet has retracted his comments about Zinedine Zidane and apologized for his comments about the former Real Madrid coach.

President of the French Football Federation (FFF), Noel Le Graet his apology this Monday Zinedine Zidane After the uproar caused by his remarks yesterday, He mocked the former star of the national team and Real Madrid.

In the statement Le Grez He explains that he apologizes for some words “They don’t reflect what I think at all. They don’t reflect what I think of the player he was or what I think of the manager he became.” .

After contract extension as France coach Didier Deschamps Until July 2026, announced on Saturday, Le Grez I was interviewed by a radio station on Sunday. RMC in which he was asked Zidane whose name sounded catchy Selection front and about the possibility that he now chooses to train with another club or another team.

“I do not care , let him go where he wants to go! You can go anywhere, club…” he replied in a tone somewhere between humor and contempt.

But the question of whether there was i talked to ziz If he had called him, “I didn’t answer the phone” I would have told him: ‘Hello, don’t worry, find another club. I’m with Didier. ”

Criticism flooded him and the French sports minister, Amelie Udea Castella urged him to apologize for some remarks “Out of place again” in aggravating situations they include “Shameful lack of respect It clashes with all of us against football and sports legends,” referring to Zidane.

“The president of the first French sports federation should not say such things.” add a minister before claiming “Please excuse the extra words about Zidane”.

In his apology message, Le Grez He explains that he gave an interview to the RMC station that he should not have given. “I wanted controversy by pitting Didier (Deschamps) against Zinedine Zidane. Two monuments of French football. I admit that I said the wrong thing that was misleading. “

We also guarantee that: “Zinedine Zidane, like all Frenchmen, knows the immense respect I have for him.

A correction that comes after multiple accusations it has received Le Grez from, among other things, the current great stars of the French team, Kylian Mbappe or although it is Real Madrid, the club of Zidane’s great sporting victories.

the situation is particularly delicate Le Grez walking a tightrope to investigate sexual harassment accusations against him Hehehe you must appear Tomorrow, in the framework of an audit commissioned by the Minister of Sports.

Source: Biobiochile

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