PARIS: French midfielder Samir Nasri faces a suspension of up to two years over his outburst at Euro 2012 following Les Bleus’ elimination by Spain in the quarter-finals, L’Equipe sports daily reported today.
L’Equipe reported that the French football federation (FFF) was considering disciplinary action against the Manchester City player for swearing at a reporter following France’s 2-0 defeat by Spain on Saturday. Nasri turned on the reporter after being asked for a reaction to the defeat.
His punishment could run to a two-year suspension, which would be the harshest ever against a French player, L’Equipe wrote. Three other players — Hatem Ben Arfa, Yann M’Vila and Jeremy Menez — also face sanctions for transgressions at the championship, the paper said.
The FFF’s executive committee is set to discuss the matter at a meeting next Tuesday, the report added. The Euro was seen as a chance for the French team to climb back into the public’s good graces two years after a disastrous World Cup.