L’Équipe report this afternoon that Kylian Mbappé has refused to take part in the French national team’s promotional photo shoot, scheduled for tomorrow.
His decision comes after reports that the FFF did not intend to change the image rights agreement with national team players, which had been a point of contention with the Paris Saint-Germain striker since he initiated a boycott of certain sponsors of Les Bleus back in March.
The forward released a statement via AFP indicating that he and his team lamented the fact that an agreement had not been found in the build-up to the World Cup, despite indicating in the last few months that he wanted a renegotiation.
Mbappé and his entourage notably feel that certain players’ image are used more often than others, and also want French national team players to have some agency over the brands their names are associated with.
RMC add that the photo shoot for tomorrow was due to involve some of the national team’s main sponsors – which could be an issue with the likes of Uber Eats, KFC and Coca-Cola.