Didier Deschamps has decided to file a defamation complaint against Daniel Riolo, who called him a liar in the Karim Benzema case.
Didier Deschamps counter-attacks! A few days after the end of the France team rally, the first since the 2022 World Cup, the coach of the Blues decided to file a complaint. His target? Daniel Riolo. The 1998 world champion accuses the RMC journalist of defamation.
It was the lawyer for the coach of the Blues who revealed this complaint to AFP. ” Didier Deschamps has no problem with criticism, even acerbic, but there he is attacked on his probity, his honesty. Mr. Riolo calls him a manipulator, a liar, these are unbearable words”, explained master Isabelle Wekstein. The latter denounces a “permanent relentlessness”, relays L’Equipe.
Deschamps, a “master” in lying, according to Riolo
Didier Deschamps did not appreciate Daniel Riolo’s criticism during the last part of the Karim Benzema affair. While the French coach and the Real Madrid striker gave two versions of the facts concerning the player’s withdrawal from the 2022 World Cup, Daniel Riolo did not hesitate to qualify Deschamps as ” liar “, as Benzema had done indirectly about the boss of the Blues.
“This story still has an interest, provided that Benzema wants to tell us, it is to know that we have a coach who is a liar, had railed Riolo on RMC. I think it is and that Benzema has the means to say so. The way he pulls it out, through a lie around an injury as the medical we all know and dare very well that he’s fully operational for quarters and maybe a bit of an eighth. » « What I don’t like is lying. It’s the way we scheme, and Deschamps is a master in the matter “, added Riolo, in remarks which today earned him this complaint for defamation.