Real Madrid demands “immediate rectification” from the president of the French federation for his contempt for Zidane

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  • Personalities such as Kylian Mbappé or Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, the French sports minister, also ask Noel Le Graët to rectify

  • The maximum FFF leader has presented his “personal apologies” for some “clumsy words that have created a misunderstanding”

Real Madrid demands from the president of the French federation an

Real Madrid came out on top. He made this Monday in defense of his ex-soccer player and former coach Zinedine Zidane in the face of “the unfortunate statements” made by Zidane. the president of the French Football Federation (FFF), Noel Le Graët, and that he considers “a lack of respect” towards the Marseillais, for which reason he demands an “immediate rectification”.

“Make a special program so that he finds a club”

< p> The federative leader assured In an interview this Sunday with 'RMC' that if Zidane had called him to lead the national team he would not have “picked up the phone”. “Make a special program so that he finds a club“, stressed Mr. He asked about the world champion, who was sounding like a possible replacement for Didier Deschamps, finally renewed.

“Real Madrid CF regrets the unfortunate statements made by the president of the French Football Federation, Nöel Le Graët, about Zinedine Zidane, one of the greatest legends of world sport”, pointed out the Real Madrid team in a statement.

Real Madrid asks for respect

For the 14-time European champion, the words of the president of the FFF “represent a < strong>lack of respect towards one of the figures most admired by soccer fans around the world”. “Our club expects an immediate rectification. Zinedine Zidane, world and European championdefending the jersey of his country, among many other titles, represents the values ​​of the sport and thus he has shown it throughout his professional career as a player and as a coach”, he remarked.

The club also defends Benzema

“The statements by the president of the Federation French Football Association are inappropriate for someone who holds that representation and disqualify themselves. The same, like the ones he also does about our captain Karim Benzema, current Ballon d'Or , champion of the League of Nations with France in 2021 and winner of five Champions League, among many other titles”, he stated.

The strikerParis Saint-Germain , Kylian Mbappé, was clear on the matter. “Zidane is France, we don't disrespect him like that to a legend like him…”, he wrote. the Parisian footballer in his official 'Twitter' account.

France's sports minister, Amélie Oudéa-Castera,it was also pronounced about it from their social networks. “Again, statements with the added bonus this time of a shameful lack of respect, which offends us all, to a soccer and sports legend: a “president” of the first The French sports federation should not say that. I apologize for this excess of words about Zidane, please”, he wrote.

Apologies from Le Graët< /h3>

The echo of the controversy has led Le Graët today to present his “personal apologies”, stressing that they “do not reflect at all” his opinion on the championship. World Cup and Europe with the national team.“These clumsy words have created a misunderstanding. I would like to present my personal apologies for these comments that do not reflect my thoughts at all, nor my consideration for the player he was and the coach he has become,” Le Graët said in a statement. collected by the newspaper 'L'Equipe'.