KFC have threatened to cancel their sponsorship agreement with the French national team. After Mbappe refused to take part in a promotional campaign.
WHAT THEY SAID: “The French Football Federation needs money. And KFC agrees to pay to have an image of what we are paying for. He is committed with the Federation to produce a collective image with each time at least four other players. We’re going to stop paying and then that’s it,” Alain Beral, vice-president of KFC France, told Sport Business Club.
He added: “We are going to follow this very closely because there is no question of having signed a contract which is not respected.”
The statement comes after the FFF seemingly acquiesced to Mbappe’s demands, confirming that they would modify image-rights agreements with the squad.
The forward has long been in conflict with the French footballing authorities over the issue.