While his career has been punctuated by many controversies, Samir Nasri will have caused a scandal several times during Euro 2012.
The tension was high among the Blues during Euro 2012. The defeat against Sweden, during the last group match, had indeed already been followed by a clash in the locker room between Hatem Ben Arfa and Laurent Blanc, the he former Lyonnais, on the phone while the tricolor coach was doing his debriefing, not hesitating to respond to a remark from the Cévennes. But Samir Nasri has also been at the heart of several controversies.
From the first match in group D, Samir Nasri, author of the equalizer against England, indeed celebrated his goal by uttering an insult to the address of the edge of the field. After the traditional hugs with his teammates, Nasri indeed ran to his bench, dropping a resounding ” Shut up “ before making a sign to be quiet. Asked at a press conference, the Arsenal player replied: ” To you “ when a journalist wanted to know to whom this gesture was addressed.
you write shit
And the former Marseillais was going to finish the Euro as he had started it: by insulting the press. In the wake of another dull performance against Spain in the round of 16, Samir Nasri, who came on in the second half, had a tough exchange with an AFP journalist. While the latter asked him:a wordon the defeat of the Blues and their elimination from the Euro, Nasri got carried away. “No, anyway, you’re always looking for shit, you write shit,” he told her. Enough to provoke a strong reaction from the journalist. “Then break it off”, he indeed replied, making the Gunners player mad with rage.
“Come on, we’ll settle it there”, indeed launched the French playmaker before launching a slew of insults. “Fuck you, fuck your mother. Do you want us to explain? Son of a bitch That way you can say I’m badly brought up! “, he let go before being taken back to the Blues bus.
For his image, it’s very bad
Despite the projection of Samir Nasri, Noël Le Graët sought to minimize the incident. “He is on edge. He slipped again. He has a difficult exterior behavior while being very motivated by the France team, he is happy to be in the France team. I’m not here to punish. I am someone who knows how to discuss and receive,” thus entrusted the president of the Federation. And Laurent Blanc was hardly less severe. “The reality of the words is there. These are very harsh words. There is a lack of respect towards a journalist. But the journalist doesn’t have much respect either at some point”commented the coach, adding: “For his image, it’s very bad. But for the team too. »
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