Mohammed Belkacemi has admitted leaking recordings of the now infamous meeting in which the French Football Federation's 'ethnic quota' plan came to life. Belkacemi passed along a recording of the meeting to other officials in the organisation, who leaked it to the press, ultimately resulting in Mediaparte breaking the news of the scandal and caused general uproar. Originally the FFF denied that any such quota was discussed, but the recordings themselves soon surfaced, and they don't look great for many, including Laurent Blanc:
You have the impression that they really train the same prototype of players, big, strong, powerful … What is there that is currently big, strong, powerful? The blacks.
France, of course, won the 1998 World Cup with a squad that featured many players of African and Arabic descent. However, that feel-good factor has waned over the last decade, and reached (until rumours of this scandal broke) an all-time low during the 2010 World Cup, where a squad mutiny - one blamed largely on the team's black and Muslim players - saw the French go home in disgrace.
But that disgrace, quite frankly, is nothing compared to the shame the FFF are facing over this.