Samir Nasri’s goal celebration v England was aimed at L’Equipe & French press, NOT the English bench
- Updated: June 12, 2012
Immediately after Samir Nasri shouted “ferme ta gueuele” (“shut the f*** up”) and put his finger to his lips after firing past Manchester City team mate Joe Hart for France’s equaliser against England, the conspiracy theories started.
Nasri was telling the English bench to be quiet, if you believe both The Sun and Daily Mirror this morning. Apparently, Nasri was taunting Roy Hodgson and England coach Gary Neville.
Hodgson even denied this in the post-match press conference “Did he? Not to me, he didn’t. You take me by surprise. I would say the opposite: the attitude of the two teams was very good throughout.”
Turns out though, Nasri wasn’t aiming his outburst at the English bench but at his country’s media and French newspaper L’Equipe, as the City midfielder explains:
“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.”
All cleared up then, turns out not everyone is obsessed with England, despite what the tabloids would like us to think. The Nasri celebration can be seen below: