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Mbappé's environment explains the mess over his image rights

Published:28/03/2022 - 11:36h

Updated:28/03/2022 - 11:36h

Delphine Verheyden, Kylian Mbappé's lawyer, has explained the reasons for the 23-year-old footballer's 'war' with his image rights and the reason why he refused to participate in a publicity event for the French Football Federation

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During the past week, Kylian Mbappé surprised when denying to participate in announcements of the French Federation of Football (FFF). Different means in the country Frenchman signalled that the one of Bondy does not accept that his name appear with sponsors with which is not related. Mbappé Braked his participation and caused that the FFF warned to the footballer that was not fulfilling with the duties of the players of 'Them bleus'.

Noël Him Graët, president of the French Federation of Football, explained that "I said him that it went down to participate in operations with the sponsors. For one moment it was had to do it, but then said me: "No, I do not go to go down". What is what wants to do?", it commented, adding that "there will be a letter of the lawyers that will send him to him and to his lawyer. We will see point by point which is the problem. We want to improve the things and do happy to the people, sponsors and players. All the income allocate to the amateur football (90 million euros this season) and to the training".

However, now from the surroundings of Mbappé have wanted to 'resolve' the subject definitively and the lawyer of the footballer, Delphine Verheyden, has explained all the keys of the position of the footballer: "When a player is selected for the first time in the selection of France, signs a document that delivers him and that will govern his rights and his obligations in the selection", began saying in 'L'Instrument'.

"This document goes in in force when it signs and caducous five years after the end of his professional career. It is not realistic to do a so long commitment", said, adding that they exist risks for the footballers to the moment to participate in determinate campaigns: "In addition to the loss of income that can have for the players, exists especially a big risk of distortion of his image".

It has puntualizado, on the other hand, that "lto image is associated to the values. These values express in particular in the announcements that the players accept to make. It is important that the players are in tuning with the announcements in which they participate. They are a model to be followed for his young audience. This paper has to handle with care".

Mbappé Wants to follow a line

The lawyer of the French footballer detailed that "at the end of the Glass of the World (Russia 2018), Kylian tried, in spite of the incredible quantity of proposals received, have always a line in his elections. In place of foods that could drive to the obesity, chose a mark of organic foods for boys. This does not want to say that he same was totally blameless in what it consumes, but it wants to transmit the correct messages to the more youngsters that leave influenciar by his idols".

Delphine Verheyden finished 'wetting' on the sale of T-shirts of France. "If we put the name of the player in the T-shirt, has to receive something. Each one is then free to decide if it wants to remain with this money or benefit to the football from below. Here it is where Kylian wants to take part in what it generates".

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