The President of the French Football Federation (FFF) Noël Le Graët has "always fought against all discrimination in football," defended Tuesday night coach Didier Deschamps, after the words of the leader, having differentiated fight against racism and homophobia in the stadiums.
The coach expressed himself after the victory of France against Andorra (3-0), for qualifications to the Euro 2020. "All services in the Federation go in this direction for it there are the least possible problems in football, "continued the 1998 world champion.
Pass between Le Graët and the Minister of Sports
"We all want there to be no problems, there are inevitably, and it is up to the authorities, including the Ministry of Sports, to find the best solutions for football , which is the most popular sport, has always had the ability to unite and bring people together, the rest, and that it is not minorities that can come to harm the beauty of the sport ", he adds.
These statements follow a new arms deal between Le Graët, who said he was opposed to the interruption of championship matches in case of homophobic demonstrations in stadiums and asked Tuesday referees not to do so, and Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu, who later ruled "misguided" the "position taken by Noël Le Graët by differentiating between homophobia and racism".
The president of the FFF had, indeed, assured France Info that he "would stop a match for racist cries" but that it was a "mistake" to want to do for homophobic demonstrations.
The two personalities spent the evening side by side in the official stand of the Stade de France.