Image rights: Kylian Mbappé announces that he will boycott the photo shoot of the Blues

It’s go again. Kylian Mbappe has “decided not to take part in the planned photo shoot“Tuesday with the France team after the refusal of the Federation to”change the agreement“Image rights of players,” he said in a statement sent to AFP on Monday.

The star of the Blues and Paris Saint-Germain “and its representatives (…) deeply regret that no agreement could, as requested, be reached ahead of the World Cup” on this subject which has already caused controversy in March.

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During various meetings Mbappé’s advisers, in particular his lawyer, Delphine Verheyden, had been able to approach the leaders of the FFF “explain their position on the need to modify the agreement governing the conditions of use of its image“, continues the press release, and an agreement seemed to have been reached at the beginning of June. But the president of the FFF, Noël Le Graët, explained Monday in L’Équipe that “nothing will change between now and the World Cup“.

These statements”returning the discussions after the World Cup, Kylian Mbappé, faithful to his positions and as he had indicated to the FFF, therefore decided not to take part in the photo session scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) “This decision”obviously does not call into question his total commitment and his determination to contribute to the collective success of the national team for the important sporting events to come“, concludes the press release.

Asked, the FFF had not reacted in the middle of the afternoon. Noël Le Graët and François Vasseur, marketing director, are expected in the afternoon at Clairefontaine, where they will meet with players, we learned from a source familiar with the matter.

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