Karim Benzema, a popular professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the France national team, is embroiled in a sex tape scandal.
According to recent news, the French Football Federation has indefinitely suspended Benzema because of criminal charges of involvement in a sex-tape blackmail attempt against teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
Noel Le Graet, the federation president, commented that the suspension would also include exemption from the 2016 European Championships to be held in France unless the case was settled.
I would leave a door open for him but until new evidence in his favour appears he is not available for selection.
Karim Benzema was accused of assisting in an attempt to blackmail and extort money from his team mate Mathieu Valbuena.
He has been ordered not to contact Mathieu Valbuena until the case was concluded.
The star striker exclusion from the French squad comes as a huge disappointment for his coach and teaming fans. He has score 12 goals in 11 marches but his performance on the field had been affected recently by the scandal.
In an interview with a French television, the top striker asked the French Football Federation to presume him innocent until he is proven guilty. Ex french international, Zinedine Zidane also pleaded to the federation to tamper justice with mercy.