Samir Nasri has attacked French newspaper L'Equipe in the aftermath of France's 1-1 Group D draw against England at Euro 2012 on Monday.
The Manchester City midfielder levelled the scoring in the 39th minute and celebrated his goal by shouting 'ferme ta gueuele', which roughly translates to 'shut the f*** up', in the direction of the press area in Donetsk.
In a bid to clarify his outburst, Nasri explained his use of profanity was aimed at one publication in particular, stressing that their approach towards him could have had a negative effect on the team.
"That [my outburst] was aimed at the French press and not at others who didn't criticise me. L'Equipe has been very unfriendly towards me and have written a lot of bad things," Nasri told reporters.
"Ahead of a European Championship, the goal should be to help the national team prepare well for the tournament."
France lock horns with co-hosts Ukraine in their second match of the group stage on Friday.
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