Nasri loses his cool
France midfielder clashes with press after Euro exit
Last Updated: June 24, 2012 1:48pm
Samir Nasri: France midfielder was in a foul mood after Euro 2012 defeat by Spain
France midfielder Samir Nasri became embroiled in a bust-up with a journalist after Les Bleus crashed out of Euro 2012 at the hands of Spain.
The Manchester City player, who had previously caused controversy with his celebration after scoring against England in the opening group game, clashed with the media again following the 2-0 defeat.
Having beaten Joe Hart to level against the Three Lions, Nasri put his finger to his lips and also mouthed 'shut up' to a television camera after becoming tired with press criticism of his performances.
And while in the mixed zone at the Donbass Arena following France's 2-0 reverse to the World and European champions, Nasri responded to a question over his assessment of the match that the reporters always wanted 'to write about s***'.
News agency AFP reported that one of their writers was then called a 'son of a b****', with Nasri adding: "There you go, now you'll be able to say I've been badly brought up."
The France squad, who had looked to have overcome the internal divisions which wrecked their 2010 World Cup campaign, were involved in a dressing room bust-up following their Group D defeat to Sweden which saw them slip behind England in the standings.
Coach Laurent Blanc was keen to play down the incident which saw him clash with Hatem Ben Arfa, while Nasri was understood to have rowed with Alou Diarra.