As club football activities stop for the international break, controversies surrounding the French national team are far from over as Kylian Mbappe has refused to partake in the France squad photo shoot, according to recent reports.

According to, Kylian Mbappe had refused to partake in the photo shoot for today, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, due to the unfair image rights standards for French team players. had reported:

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.

It was also stated in an official statement released by his representatives that Mbappe had:

decided not to take part in the planned photo session after the refusal of the Federation to modify the convention of image rights of players, “He and his representatives deeply regret that no agreement could, as requested, be found before the World Cup.”

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