French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet has admitted to being dismayed by Samir Nasri’s verbal abuse of a journalist.
Nasri lashed out at a journalist who questioned his input after coming on for the last half-hour of the Euro 2012 quarter-final loss to Spain.
The Manchester City midfielder reportedly called him a ‘son of a bitch’ and told him to ‘f**k himself’, before adding: “Now you can also write that I was badly educated.”
This followed a skirmish between Nasri and a journalist from L’Equipe earlier this month which ended with the midfielder’s controversial gesture after scoring against England.
Speaking to RMC, FFF president Le Graet, who defended Nasri over his gesture against England, now expressed his dismay at the same player’s words.
“Nasri is a sensitive boy, but his words are intolerable,” he said.
Asked for his general opinion of France, Le Graet insisted on accentuating the positive impression left by Laurent Blanc’s side despite the latest controversy.
“The team progresses and behaves better, frankly. There are grounds for satisfaction. Laurent Blanc has a respectable and quite pleasant balance,” he said.
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