Disrespecting Zidane is the resignation of the president France Football Federation (FFF) President Noel Le Graet made disrespectful comments about World Cup-winning member Zinedine Zidane. He apologized a day after making the controversial comment. Then he had to step down. Now he officially resigned.
Gret resigned on Tuesday (January 28). Before his official resignation was confirmed, Gret had been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by women. Gret, however, denied all the allegations. He said that his lawyer will prove that these allegations are false.
Gret came under fire for his controversial comments about Zidane last January. He said, ‘Zidane can do whatever he wants. i don’t care I have never met him. We never thought of breaking Desham’s responsibility. Zidane can go wherever he wants, to any club or anywhere.’
After that, many people started criticizing Grete, starting from French players, sports minister, politicians. In view of which he realized the situation and quickly apologized. PSG’s French star Kylian Mbappe did not digest the FFF president’s comments about Zidane. Criticizing him, Mbappe wrote on Twitter, “Zidane is France.” We cannot disrespect a legend like him like this.
Le Gret apologized in an interview with AFP after the fierce criticism. He said that his speech did not accurately reflect his thoughts on Zidane. At the same time, he called his comment ‘clumsy’ and claimed the matter as a ‘misunderstanding’.
Gret said, ‘I apologize for those comments. It didn’t reflect my thoughts properly, nor did my assessment of what he was like as a player and a coach.’