French Football Federation (FFF) president, Le Graet believes Karim Benzema deserves a second chance and is being unfairly treated.
Benzema has been charged with complicity to blackmail teammate, Matthieu Valbuena in a sextape plot.
And pending the investigation, Benzema has been suspended from the France team by the FFF and could miss the Euro 2016.
“Maybe I have protected Karim excessively in this matter, but I really like him and we all make mistakes,” Le Graet told Paris Breizh Media.
“He got carried away by stupidity in this case. He has been stupid like a donkey. But I don’t believe in lecturing people.
“There are good and bad people in all environments, among teachers, among businessmen, anywhere.
“Benzema comes from a difficult environment and he got carried away.
“Karim is a guy I really like. People talk to me about the way he expresses himself, but we take everyone as they are. Football is like that.”