Video: Patrice Evra’s training ground bust-up with coach as France go on strike
What does farce descend into?
Now you know we are not ones to stereotype here at OTP, but if you had to pick a World Cup squad that would fall-out over a heated debate which would esculate and eventually result in a strike you could probably a hazard a guess that the team involved was France.
In what sounds like a rather over-eleborate script for an avant-garde film, Nicolas Anelka was sent home yesterday when it emerged that he had been quite rude to coach Raymond Domenech during their defeat to Mexico.
The squad were not impressed and suspected a mole in the camp had leaked details of the bust-up to the press. After some accusatory comments yesterday, Patrice Evra pointed the finger of blame at fitness coach Robert Duverne. This sparked a very Gallic row ending in the throwing of some accreditation badges.
The players then refused to train over the situation, getting under-fire Domenech to read a statement criticising the French Football Federation lack of consultation and support over Anelka.
This in turn led FFF managing director Jean-Louis Valentin to quit his post.
Just another major tournament in the France squad.