KFC France has apologised for their vice president comments over Kylian Mbappe's sponsorship stance.
Alain Beral, vice president of KFC France, on Wednesday said the company was considering legal action after Kylian Mbappe refused to take part in their marketing campaign. Alain Beral also said the company would stop sponsoring France national team.
"We have paid for something clear. If necessary, we will assert our rights,"
Later, KFC France released a statement and distanced themselves from their vice president’s comments.
"KFC France regrets the words that were spoken yesterday,"
the company said in a statement to Reuters.
"These are personal opinions, but in no way reflect the position of the company. Partnership with the French Football Federation has always been a source of pride for us.
"KFC France has every confidence in the FFF's ability to find satisfactory solutions for all of its partners and players, including Kylian Mbappe, whose supporters we are among the first in France."
On Monday,Paris Saint Germain
refused to take part in a photo shoot with his France teammates due to image rights row with the federation.
At first, the FFF president Noel Le Graet said they will not change the image rights agreement with national team players before the World Cup but later after a meeting they announced they have decided to change agreement.
will play with Austria on Thursday and Denmark Sunday in the Nations League.
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