Le Graët, 81, made the decision in response to the findings of a commission of inquiry. This committee came to the conclusion two weeks ago that Le Graët’s behavior had sometimes gone off the rails and was inconsistent with his position.
“Particularly through ambiguous and clearly sexually explicit text messages addressed to others”, judged the committee, which collected more than a hundred testimonies. The committee asked the national authorities to investigate further.
Le Graët had already been dismissed as president on January 11. The reason for this was, among other things, insulting statements towards French football icon Zinedine Zidane. Le Graët denied any allegations.