Don't mess with the Colonel! KFC threaten legal action over Mbappe's sponsorship refusals

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KFC have revealed they are prepared to sue the French Football Federation (FFF) over Kylian Mbappe's refusal to promote the fast-food chain.
  • KFC sponsor the France national team
  • Mbappe refused to promote the brand
  • Fast-foot chain ready to sue FFF

WHAT HAPPENED? 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."

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: The statement comes after the FFF seemingly acquiesced to Mbappe's demands, confirming that they would revise image-rights agreements with the squad. The forward has long been in conflict with the French footballing authorities over the issue.


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WHAT NEXT FOR MBAPPE? The Paris Saint-Germain forward will be looking to put off-field drama behind him when France face Austria and Denmark in the Nations League over the coming days.