Moscow, January 17 – The Paris prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal case against the president of the French Football Federation, Noel Le Gray, for sexual harassment, according to Agence France-Presse.
Le Gray’s accusation is based on the testimony of football agent Sonia Suede, who represents the interests of several French national team players. This data was collected by the auditors of the Inspectorate General for Education, Sports and Research (IGESR). Soede had publicly condemned Le Gray’s behavior in the media as “sexist”. She accused him of sexual harassment in 2014.
Previously, the FFF executive committee suspended Le Graet from office pending investigation. Le Graet was heavily criticized after France coach Didier Deschamps’ contract renewal and his controversial statements about Zinedine Zidane. The employee said that if Zidane called him about working in the French national team, he “wouldn’t even pick up the phone.” The FFF president later issued a public apology.
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