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Mbappe calls out France Football president’s ‘disrespectful’ comments about Zidane

France and Paris Saint-Germain superstar footballer Kylian Mbappe appears to have gone after French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet’s for “disrespect” towards Zinedine Zidane.

“Zidane is France — you cannot disrespect such a legend like that,” Mbappe wrote on Twitter.

Responding to speculations about French legend Zidane’s future with the national team, Le Graet said, “It is of no concern to me”. But he didn’t stop there.

“He can do as he wants. It is of no concern to me. We never met and we never considered parting ways with Didier (Deschamps). I could not care less.”

“I would be surprised if he went there,” He said of Zidane’s Brazil links on RMC Sport.

Le Graet and Deschamps announced that the French manager will stay until after the next FIFA World Cup on Saturday. Zidane was hyped as a potential replacement for Deschamps after the 2022 Qatar campaign.

France, under Deschamps, reached the final and lost to Argentina on penalties with Mbappe scoring three goals.

“He can go where he wishes — to a big club, a national team.”

When asked if Zidane tried to call him, Graet said “he would not even have taken the call”.

According to CBS, French sports minister Amelie Oudea Castera also took “offence” to Le Graet’s “shameful lack of respect” and demanded that the FFF chief “apologize” for going too far with his remarks.

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