The Noël Le Graët – Zinedine Zidane affair shocks Madrid!

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“Real Madrid CF regrets the unfortunate statements of the President of the French Football Federation, Noël Le Graët, regarding Zinedine Zidane, one of the greatest legends in world sport. These words imply a lack of respect towards one of the most admired figures by football fans around the world and our club expects immediate rectification.”. In a particularly virulent press release, Real Madrid attacked Noël Le Graët, demanding an apology from the boss of the FFF.

Apologies that came quickly: “I gave an interview to RMC that I should not have given because they were looking for controversy by opposing Didier to Zinedine Zidane, two monuments of French football. I admit that I made some awkward remarks which created a misunderstanding. Zinedine Zidane knows the immense esteem I have for him, like all French people. I would like to apologize for these remarks which absolutely do not reflect my thoughts, nor my consideration for the player he was and the coach he has become.. But the damage is done.

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Real Madrid’s terrible press release after Le Graët’s violent media outing on Zidane!

Spain in shock

If Le Graët’s words caused a reaction in France, this is also the case with our Spanish neighbors, where Zinedine Zidane is just as, if not more, appreciated. In addition to the press release from the reigning European champion, this affair made the front page of all the Madrid media. “The president of the French federation despises Zidane”Explain brandwhich does not fail to relay all the reactions to this controversy. AS also enjoys, and explains that “everyone is on Zidane’s side”.

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“Many people in Madrid thank Mbappé for his support of Zidane, which is part of Real Madrid’s heritage”indicates for its part Defense Centralwhich evokes a Le Graët “who should be ashamed”. Bernabéu Digitalanother 100% meringue news site, does not mince words: “Criticizing Zidane can only be understood in one way: you have to be an idiot. Can we be more ignorant? Zizou, Karim… Real Madrid will always be with you”. Sacred words that testify to the love of a city for Zizou

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