Bleus: a new proposal from the players for their image rights

AFP announced on Wednesday that it had received a press release from the players of the French football team, represented by their captain Hugo Lloris, announcing that they had sent the president of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët a new draft agreement for their rights. To the picture. Les Bleus would push for a modification of the current convention in January 2023, the current commitments of the FFF would prevent a faster change.

In the players’ new proposal, the validity of the agreement would be two years for ” be able to be adapted to the outcome of each major competition », whereas the one that exists today was set up after the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the Knysna affair. Beyond ” the clarification of the rights of the FFF on the collective image of the France team », the priority request of internationals obviously concerns the management of their individual image.

More freedom in the choice of companies to represent

The players thus claim to be able to choose the companies they represent for two reasons: to satisfy their personal convictions, or in the event of a conflict between their sponsors and the sponsors of the France team. While Noël Le Graët had promised the players to revise the agreement, in particular following Kylian Mbappé’s refusal to participate in a commercial operation for the Blues, the next Qatar World Cup (November 20-December 18) could mark a turning point in management. image rights.

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