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Deschamps files charges after Nasri’s girlfriend tweets ‘F**k France’

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-05-16

France’s national team coach Didier Deschamps has filed charges against Samir Nasri’s girlfriend over remarks she made on Twitter following the player’s exclusion from France’s World Cup squad, Deschamps’s lawyer said Friday.

A civil complaint for “public injury” was made to a court in Paris, said Carlo-Alberto Brusa.

“I confirm the filing of a complaint … against the partner of Samir Nasri,” he told Reuters.

Anara Atanes, a British model, posted an expletive-filled rant against Deschamps and the France national team on Twitter Tuesday after the coach announced his squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and chose to leave out Manchester City star Nasri.

“F**k france and f**k deschamps! What a s**t manager!” she tweeted shortly after the squad was announced.

“Incase u didnt read my tweet properly.... Ill repeat myself..... f**k FRANCE!!!!! And f**k deschamps!” she added a few minutes later.

Despite helping City to claim a second Premier League title in three years this season, Nasri failed to make it into Deschamps’s 23-man squad or his seven-player stand-by list for the World Cup.

In an interview with French TV channel TF1 on Tuesday, Deschamps said Nasri’s exclusion was down to recent poor performances with Les Bleus, but he also seemed to question the player’s attitude.

"Samir is an important player for Manchester City but he has not performed that well with France," he said.

"He is a starter at City, which is not the case with France and he has it made clear that he is not happy when he is not (a starter), and I can tell you it can be felt in the squad.

"I built the best squad, I did not pick the 23 best French players."

(FRANCE 24 with REUTERS)

Date created : 2014-05-16

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