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France coach Deschamps sues Nasri’s girlfriend over insult

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France coach Didier Deschamps sued the girlfriend of Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri on Friday for insulting him on Twitter.

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:

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The reason for her rage? Well, it is all about respect:

However, Atanes has now moved to clarify her comments.

Whether that will ward off the Deschamps legal action remains to be seen, though.

Reuters/Eurosport

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