It’s a video of just a few seconds, awkwardly shot with a phone, but which risks sticking to William Saliba’s skin for a long time. Camera in hand, the young central defender of OGC Nice, slumped in a sofa in what appears to be a bedroom, films his face before turning his phone towards his neighbor on the right who, entirely naked, is in the process of getting down masturbate.
Two other young gamers also appear in the video playing with a console controller or a phone. Saliba and the other two youngsters wear the tracksuit of the France team with a single star embroidered on the chest. A detail that suggests that the video was shot before the coronation of the Blues in Russia in 2018. According to some information, the video dates from a gathering of the young France team three years ago and the naked player would be Ulrick Eneme Ella, former Amiens player now in Brighton, in the Premier League.
Posted on the night of Monday to Tuesday on social networks, it was quickly withdrawn. But the damage was done. Viral, it created the buzz, becoming one of the most commented tweets on the networks during the day. If some made fun of the player, others found this attitude deplorable. But no one understood how the video had reappeared on the networks three years after the fact.
The FFF seizes its federal disciplinary commission
Faced with this scandal, the French Federation (FFF) was quick to react and decided to seize its federal disciplinary commission, according to information from RMC that we are able to confirm. A logical decision because the video and this obscene behavior damage the image of the federation and French football. Aged 19, Saliba, considered a future framework of the France team at his post and loaned by Arsenal to Nice during the winter transfer window, risks a heavy penalty. He should be excluded from the gatherings of the French teams for a long time. In 2012, the disciplinary commission of the FFF had already had a nimble hand for a far less unhealthy and embarrassing prank.
While they were preparing to play the return match of the play-offs for Euro 2013 Espoirs, five Bleuets – Yann M’Vila, Antoine Griezmann, Chris Mavinga, Mbaye Niang and Wissam Ben Yedder – had decided to leave Le Havre for themselves. offer a night out in Paris. After this misconduct Griezmann, Ben Yedder, Mavinga and Niang had been suspended from selection until December 31, 2013. Considered as the leader of the evening, M’Vila had given him a suspension of almost two years (until as of June 30, 2014).
For being guilty of insults towards Raymond Domenech at half-time in the France-Mexico World Cup match in South Africa in 2010, Nicolas Anelka was excluded from the Blues for 18 games. If we go back in time, Eric Cantona was suspended for a year for having called the coach of the France team Henri Michel a “shit bag” in 1988.
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