FFF: Le Graët no longer has “the legitimacy” to manage French football, according to the provisional audit mission
Unveiled on Monday January 30, the provisional report of the audit mission considers that Noël le Graët is now illegitimate to administer the French Football Federation. The document also points to a “neither effective nor efficient” policy of the federation on gender-based and sexual violence.
A provisional report with multiple charges. Following his withdrawal, effective since January 11 following suspicions of sexual harassment, the president of the FFF Noël Le Graët was the subject of a provisional report by the audit mission.
Without appeal, the document consulted by AFP considers that Noël Le Graët “no longer has the legitimacy necessary to administer” the French Football Federation. The interim report mentions in particular “his behavior towards women”. The 81-year-old leader is the subject of a investigation for moral and sexual harassment. The inspectors describe his attitude as “at least sexist”.
Several testimonies refer to acts “likely to receive a criminal qualification”, they mention. Noël Le Graët is not the only one to be the subject of a bad return. The French Football Federation is also singled out by the interim report of the audit mission. He believes that the body’s policy on gender-based and sexual violence is “neither effective nor efficient”.
The management of the French Football Federation has until Monday, February 13 to respond to the provisional report, before the distribution of its final version.