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Nasri so sorry for foul-mouthed journo blast
Posted Thursday, June 28, 2012 by The Sun

Nasri so sorry for foul-mouthed journo blast
APOLOGY ... Samir Nasri

SAMIR NASRI has apologised to French fans for his foul-mouthed rant at a journalist following the 2-0 defeat to Spain

Nasri’s angry bust-up took place after the journalist asked him for a reaction to the Euro quarter-final defeat.

The row escalated and Nasri challenged the journalist to take their argument further.

France coach Laurent Blanc and the national football federation criticised his behaviour and Nasri faces possible disciplinary action.

In response the Manchester City winger has tweeted: “The supporters, and in particular children, should know that I regret that my language may have shocked them.

“I love (the France team), football, and I have a profound respect for the spectators.”

But he did not say sorry to the reporter. He added: “I will explain further when the time comes.”

The FFF is due to meet next week to discuss Nasri’s case and will also discuss the behaviour of wingers Hatem Ben Arfa and Jeremy Menez.

Nasri, who came on as a second-half substitute against Spain, had a tense relationship with French media throughout the tournament.

After scoring the equaliser in the 1-1 draw with England in France’s opening game, Nasri ran toward the touchline in celebration and shouted “Shut your mouth” in French.

He then brought his finger to his lips to tell a journalist to shut up.

Blanc admitted the day after: “There is a problem between Nasri and the Press. That’s the truth.”

    Rank Team W/D/L Pts

    Cities & Stadiums

    The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments

    Year Winners Runner-up Third place
    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia