Ribéry to sue CNN

French international Franck Ribéry is suing CNN for $1.5m in damages after the American broadcasting company used a picture of the Bayern Munich winger to illustrate a story on cryotherapy, his lawyer said on Friday. “Mr Franck Ribéry never gave his authorization and his consent for the use of this picture of his image to this publication,” Carlo Alberto Busa told French radio RMC.

The picture, which appeared on CNN’s Twitter feed, features Ribéry in a cryotherapy box with the following headline: “Woman found frozen in cryotherapy chamber, health trend called into question.” Busa added: “Mr Franck Ribéry and his family instructed me to go to French court to seek damages of at least $1.5m.”

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