Fast food manager threatens to go to court after new Mbappé controversy in France: ‘We pay for something’

The vice president of KFC France said that the company could go to court after Kylian Mbappé’s refusal to participate in the sponsorship commitments of the French National Team.

Vice President of KFC France, Alain Beralsaid that the fast food chain could take legal action for the striker’s refusal Kylian Mbappe to participate in the sponsorship commitments of the national team of France.

Alain Beral said to Sport Business Club that they are considering taking legal action, although they did not specify whether it would be against the player or against the French Football Federation.

“We have paid for something. If necessary, we will assert our rights,” Beral said.

Nevertheless, KFC France he later said that Beral’s comments did not reflect the company’s views.

KFC France regrets the words said yesterday and that appeared in the media this morning. These are personal opinions, but in no way reflect the position of the company,” he said in a statement to Reuters.

KFC France also wishes to clarify that Alain Beral He did not speak on behalf of the company, but in the context of a private conversation during an event related to his duties as president of the National Basketball League.

“The association between KFC and the French Football Federation (FFF) has always been a source of pride for the company. KFC France has full confidence in the ability of the FFF to find satisfactory solutions for all its partners and players, including Kylian Mbappe“.

Mbappe He refused to take part in a French national team photo shoot and endorsement activities scheduled for Tuesday because he did not want to be associated with some brands, including fast-food chains and bookmakers, that have contracts with the national team.

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“I have decided not to participate in the photo session after the refusal of the French federation to change the image rights agreement with the players,” he said. Kylian Mbappe it’s a statement.

The federation said it would “review… the image rights agreement with its selected players.”

France receive to Austria on Thursday in activity of the UEFA Nations League and play on Denmark three days later.

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