French FA blast midfielder Nasri 'foul-mouthed' harangue at journalist as 'intolerable'
London, June 25(ANI): French Football Federation president Noel le Graet has branded midfielder Samir Nasri's foul-mouth tirade at a journalist as intolerable behaviour.
Nasri, who was dropped from the starting line-up by boss Laurent Blanc for Saturday's Euro 2012 quarterfinal defeat against Spain in Donetsk, ended his tournament on a sour note with a sustained crude attack on a French reporter as he walked towards the team bus in the Donbass Arena.
The former Arsenal player had appeared set to play a central role for the French in Ukraine after scoring the equalizing goal in a 1-1 draw against England in their opening fixture in Group D a fortnight ago.
But Nasri's ensuing failure to impress against Ukraine and Sweden was followed by a dressing-room clash with midfielder Alou Diarra at the end of the 2-0 defeat against the Swedes, and as a result he was omitted from the team against Spain before replacing Florent Malouda as substitute in the 64th minute.
"I will ask the journalist to meet with me, but this is intolerable," The Telegraph quoted Graet, as saying.
"I understand that there are negative reactions. Samir is on the edge, he wants to do well, but he cannot control his impulses," he added. (ANI)
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