Deschamps' lawyer told Reuters that his client had filed a legal complaint for "public insult" against Anara Atanes for messages she posted after Nasri was left out the French provisional World Cup squad.
Deschamps cited as reasons for not choosing Nasri that he was not performing well enough and that his behaviour could weaken team spirit during six weeks together at the tournament in Brazil.
"As he says himself, when he is not one of the starters he is not happy and I can assure you that it shows, that others in the group feel it," Deschamps told TF1 television.
Nasri, who missed the 2010 World Cup when former coach Raymond Domenech left him out of the squad, helped Manchester City win the Premier League title this month.
Atanes's rant can be seen below, and it is quite something:
Lets just get this straight! Im not mad i get my bf for 2 months.... I just think theres a level of respect to be had!
— Anara (@_Anara_) May 13, 2014
However, Atanes has now moved to clarify her comments.
I apologize if i offended anyone from france, My tweets were not aimed at the nation as a whole. — Anara (@_Anara_) May 14, 2014
Whether that will ward off the Deschamps legal action remains to be seen, though.
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