Samir Nasri appears to have begun the groveling process after his misguided rant at certain journalists following France’s defeat to Spain in the 2012 European championships. The French midfielder put both himself and his national team in disrepute after the incident and has received criticism from all quarters. Some stakeholders involved have asked for a ban on the player from the national team and according to reports the Frenchman could find himself being suspended from appearing in national colours.
In an interview to French television, national coach Laurent Blanc said, “It is very, very bad for his image but when this is done when he’s with France it’s also bad for the team’s image.”
Nasri has been trying to dissipate tension following his unwarranted harangue and has decided to use social media to make amends.
The Manchester City midfielder posted on twitter saying, “Too many untruths circulating at the moment. The fans and especially the children know that I sincerely regret that my words may have been a shock.
“I love the France team, football, and I have deep respect for the public. Otherwise, this is a personal matter between me and a few journalists. I will explain when the time comes.”