Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has apologised to French football fans offended by his tirade at a journalist in the aftermath of his side's exit from Euro 2012.
The 25-year-old launched into a foul-mouthed rant at a French journalist as he was leaving the mixed zone in the Donbass Arena in Donetsk on Saturday evening, following his side's 2-0 quarter-final defeat to holders Spain.
France Football Federation president Noel le Graet and national team coach Laurent Blanc have since condemned Nasri's comments, with the former describing them as 'intolerable'.
The former Arsenal star could face a lengthy ban for his actions, with France football chiefs poised to meet and discuss his future in the coming days.
Nasri has responded by taking to Twitter to apologise to those offended by his comments, stressing that his argument was with certain journalists and he will explain more in the near future.
"There are too many different accounts going around at the moment. I would just like to let the supporters and especially the children know that I sincerely regret that my words may have shocked them," he said via his official Twitter account.
"I love the EDF [French team], football and I have a deep respect for the public.
"As for the rest, it is a personal affair between me and several journalists. I will explain when the time is deemed appropriate."