The FFF makes U-turn in image rights fight after a dispute with Mbappe

Mon 19 September 2022 | 19:57

The French Football Federation has decided to change the image rights agreement with national team players after a dispute with Kylian Mbappe.

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who wants to gain greater control of his image confirmed on Tuesday that he will not attend a photo shoot alongside his international teammates.

Mbappe and the FFF have been in discussion about this issue since March and the FFF president Noel Le Graet has told L'Equipe they will not change the image rights agreement with national team players before the World Cup.

In response, Mbappe released a statement and insists he won't take part in the


national team's photo shoot or other sponsor activities on Tuesday.

"I have decided to not take part in the photo shoot after the French federation's refusal to change the image rights agreement with the players,"

Mbappe said in a statement Monday.

"My representatives and I fully regret that no agreement could be reached, as asked, before the World Cup. Assurances were given that this agreement, drawn up in 2010, must be modified to keep up with developments in sport and communication methods.”

After Mbappe’s statement, the FFF announced after a subsequent meeting they have decided to change the image rights agreement with national team players.

"After conclusive discussions in the presence of the executives of the French team, the president, the coach and a marketing manager, the French Football Federation undertakes to revise, as soon as possible, the agreement inherent in the rights to the image that binds it to its players in selection.

"The FFF is delighted to work on the outlines of a new agreement, which will allow it to ensure its interests while taking into consideration the legitimate concerns and convictions expressed unanimously by its players.”

  the statement said.

source: SportMob

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