Monday 22 December 2014

Didier Deschamps is suing Samir Nasri's girlfriend over twitter tirade

Published 16/05/2014 | 17:32

Samir Nasri and girlfriend Anara Atanes
Samir Nasri and girlfriend Anara Atanes
Samir Nasri has threatened to quit international football after being overlooked for a second successive World Cup by France

The French Football Federation has condemned remarks made by Samir Nasri's girlfriend towards national head coach Didier Deschamps.

Anara Atanes hit out at Deschamps in a foul-mouthed tirade on Twitter earlier this week after the former Juventus and Marseille manager controversially left out Nasri from his World Cup squad, despite the midfielder's stellar season with Manchester City.

Atanes took to the social networking site again on Thursday night to apologise for any offence caused, yet she pointedly refused to name Deschamps.

"I apologize if i offended anyone from france, My tweets were not aimed at the nation as a whole," tweeted the Brighton-born model.

The FFF has taken a dim view of the situation, however, and released a small statement on its official website on Friday, backing Deschamps.

"The FFF condemns insulting remarks against Didier Deschamps and fully supports the coach in his approach," said the statement.

"The unanimous feedback confirmed that the whole of France condemned such remarks. The FFF believes that the unanimous indignation is enough to condemn such behaviour."

Meanwhile, Didier Deschamps is suing the partner of Samir Nasri over foul-mouthed tweets that were posted after the France coach left the Manchester City star off his World Cup squad.

Deschamps' lawyer, Carlo Alberto Brusa, says he filed the complaint for "public insults" on Friday with a Paris court.

He said Nasri's partner, Anara Atanes, risks a fine if convicted.

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