the political class calls for the departure of Noël Le Graët
Politicians of all stripes claimed on Monday the department of the president of the French (Site notre blog d’information) Federation (FFF) Noël Le Graët, who attacked the day before the icon of French (Site notre bureau spécialisé) Zinédine Zidane.
« (Site notre blog d’information) deserves better and our legends too », declared on France 2 the Minister Delegate for SMEs, Olivia Grégoire, criticizing « a confusing contempt » and a federation president « below everything ». « It’s time to ask questions about his future, » she revealed.
Asked whether the ex-Real Madrid coach, who acted as the N.1 option at the head of the Blues in the event of non-renewal of Didier Deschamps’ contract, had called him in recent days, Noël Le Graët showed up on Sunday on RMC very brittle. « I wouldn’t even have taken it on the phone, » he blurted out. « I have nothing to shake, he can go where he wants, » he added in reference to proposals received by Zidane, currently without a club.
“We need at least an apology and then we have to ask ourselves whether Noël Le Graët is still able to lead the federation”, crowded the secretary general of Renaissance, Stéphane Séjourné, on the set of Public Sénat.
Mr. Le Graët apologized to Zinedine Zidane on Monday in a statement to AFP.
This controversy is in addition to « other even more serious subjects probably which concern Noël le Graët, in particular on the questions (…) of sexual violence, sexual abuse », recalled for his part the head of the Renaissance deputies at the National Assembly, Aurore Bergé, on France Inter. “Does the question of the place and the presidency of the Federation make it be asked”, she added.
The magazine So (Site notre blog d’information) accuses the boss of the FFF, who challenges him, of sending sexual SMS to employees and ex-employees of the federation that have not been broadcast. Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra has launched an audit on the subject.
« He needs to apologize and maybe he needs to consider his succession », revealed the president of the National Rally Jordan Bardella on RMC / BFMTV, adding that « when at some point, we feel that you decline, you have to know how to withdraw before it’s too late”.
“How long will we have to put up with Noël Le Graët? Suspicion of harassment at the FFF, unconditional support for Qatar, public insult against a monument of French (Site notre bureau spécialisé) … Le Graët is the shame of French sport, he must resign. Live retirement for 60 years! “, a tweet from his side the leader of the Communist Party, Fabien Roussel.