Euro 2012: Samir Nasri expresses regret over outburst at journalists

The French midfielder insists via Twitter that he 'sincerely regrets' his foul-mouthed attack on journalists following the Euro 2012 quarter-final defeat to Spain.
epa03281974 (FILE) Photo dated  14 June 2012 shows France's Samir Nasri during a training session of the French national soccer team at the Kirsha Training center in Donetsk,  Ukraine. Samir Nasri could face a two-year ban from international duty, as the French Football Federation (FFF) discusses the midfielder's behaviour at Euro 2012 according to reports on 26 June.  EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU
epa03281974 (FILE) Photo dated 14 June 2012 shows France's Samir Nasri during a training session of the French national soccer team at the Kirsha Training center in Donetsk, Ukraine. Samir Nasri could face a two-year ban from international duty, as the French Football Federation (FFF) discusses the midfielder's behaviour at Euro 2012 according to reports on 26 June. EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU

Manchester City star Samir Nasri says he "sincerely regrets" some of his behaviour at Euro 2012 - including an expletive-laden rant at reporters.

Reports today in France suggest the midfielder could be banned by the France Football Federation after his conduct during the tournament, during which his dissatisfaction with his country's media became apparent on more than one occasion.

The 25-year-old took to Twitter this morning in an apparent act of contrition.

"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," he wrote.

"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."

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Published: June 27, 2012 04:00 AM

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