Kylian Mbappe has refused to take part in a photoshoot with the France squad while on international duty due to a disagreement over image rights. The France team are preparing for two Nations League fixtures and are due to take part in a photo shoot on Tuesday with 14 sponsors, including Uber Eats. However, Mbappe has made it clear that he will not take part in the session in a continuation of his fight against what he feels is unfair image rights standards for Les Bleus players. He also protested sponsors in March.
Mbappe’s refusal to join the photoshoot is yet another point of controversy for the France squad ahead of the defence of their World Cup trophy. Paul Pogba’s brother, Mathias Pogba, has been charged and detained over an alleged extortion plot that dragged in Mbappe, while the France midfielder is a doubt for the competition after undergoing surgery. There are also intense battles for places in the starting line-up.