French influencer in legal trouble for naming 'Suya' after Mbappe

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French influencer in legal trouble for naming 'Suya' after Mbappe

Faruq Ibrahim 14:34 - 15.03.2024

The legal clash between Mohamed Henni and Kylian Mbappé over a kebab named after the footballer has generated social media drama. Henni's humorous approach to naming dishes has sparked controversy, inviting public interest.

A legal dispute has erupted between popular French influencer Mohamed Henni and Paris Saint Germain's star player, Kylian Mbappé. Henni, who owns a kebab shop and supports PSG's rival, Olympique de Marseille, has received a notice from Mbappé's legal team, demanding the renaming of a kebab named after the footballer. The feud has escalated with sharp commentary exchanged on social media.

The Legal Clash

French influencer Mohamed Henni is facing a legal complaint from Kylian Mbappé's legal team regarding the naming of a kebab after the football superstar. Mbappé's lawyer, Delphine Verheyden, sent a formal notice to Henni, accusing him of using Mbappé's name for commercial purposes without prior consent.

The dispute spilt onto social media platforms, with Henni expressing shock at Mbappé's decision to take legal action against him. In a fiery response online, Henni criticised Mbappé for allegedly using his time and resources to target him, emphasising that his intention was humorous and not meant to harm anyone.

His social media rebuttal reads as follows" A player of this level has the time to think about me. He is using his time and money to attack me. I am not hurting anyone, I am a humourist. Are you not embarrassed? Launching a legal complaint for absolutely nothing?”

Kylian Mbappe | IMAGO
Kylian Mbappe | IMAGO

Culinary Controversy

Notably, Henni's kebab menu features items referencing football personalities, including a dish described as 'Bakery bread, as round as Mbappé’s head.' Henni also pointed out another item named after former Marseille player Payet, suggesting that the response from Mbappé seems disproportionate compared to Payet's lack of objection.

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