French football federation boss slammed for sexual harassment and ‘behavioural excesses’


A report concluding a five-month administrative investigation into the management of the French Football Federation has found that its president, Noël Le Graët, repeatedly sent sexually explicit phone text messages to female staff, that his “offensive” comments “may be accentuated by the excessive consumption of alcohol,” and that he oversaw a “sexist and violent” atmosphere within the federation. Sports minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra has called on the 81-year-old to resign amid the latest of several scandals that have rocked the world of sport in France. Youmni Kezzouf reports. 

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France’s sports minister has called upon French football federation (FFF) president Noël Le Graët to tender his resignation after the publication of a damning administrative report which slammed a “sexist and violent” atmosphere within the federation and the sexual harassment of female staff by Le Graët.