French Football Federation agrees to revise picture rights for nationwide crew gamers

This got here after PSG and France star Kylian Mbappé boycotted sponsorship actions — together with a photograph shoot — scheduled on Tuesday throughout the French nationwide crew’s coaching camp in Clairefontaine.
CNN has reached out to Mbappé’s representatives for remark.
“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,” Mbappé mentioned in an announcement to ESPN.

“My representatives and I fully regret that no agreement could be reached, as asked, before the World Cup.”

In an announcement on Twitter, the FFF mentioned, “The FFF is looking forward to working on the outlines of a new agreement that will enable it to protect its interests while taking into consideration the legitimate concerns and convictions unanimously expressed by its players.

“Following conclusive discussions with Équipe de France executives, the president, the coach and a advertising supervisor, the French Football Federation commits to revise, as quickly as doable, the settlement on picture rights that binds it to its nationwide crew gamers,” the FFF statement continued.

Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionnels (UNFP), the French players’ association, had no further comment to add at this time.

The disagreement between Mbappé and the federation began back in March when the 23-year-old first boycotted activities with one of the team’s sponsors, according to multiple French media sources.

Three months later, FFF President Noël Le Graët told L’Équipe that the agreement on image rights would not change before the World Cup — a position the federation has now U-turned on.
Earlier in the year, Mbappé was at the center of a transfer battle between Real Madrid and Paris-Saint-Germain when the subject of image rights once again played an important role.
In the Spanish club’s fourth offer to the French star, it offered him 50% of the profits from his image rights — a condition that reportedly helped to shift the striker’s preferences back to Paris-Saint Germain, who offered a more lucrative percentage, according to sources close to the player, Spanish outlet El País reported.

France will next play on Thursday when it faces Austria in the Nations Cup, followed by Denmark three days later.

CNN’s Arnaud Siad contributed to this report.