Laurent Blanc calls out Samir Nasri

June 24, 2012
By Associated Press
DONETSK, Ukraine -- France coach Laurent Blanc criticized Samir Nasri on Sunday for showing a "lack of respect'' after the midfielder aimed an expletive-laced rant at a journalist following the team's 2-0 defeat to Spain in the European Championship quarterfinals.

Nasri was walking through the post-match interview area when the heated exchange took place after the journalist asked him for a reaction to Saturday's defeat. Reports said that as the dispute escalated, Nasri challenged the ...

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