Nasri banned for 3 matches by French FA for 'shut your mouth' shout

AP, Friday 27 Jul 2012

The French Football Federation says it has banned midfielder Samir Nasri for three matches because of his behavior toward a journalist at the European Championship

Samir Nasri


Nasri issued an expletive-laced rant following France's 2-0 defeat to Spain in the quarterfinals. He previously made a sarcastic gesture with his finger over his mouth and yelled ''Shut your mouth!'' at another journalist after scoring in the opening Group D match against England.

He will miss an exhibition against Uruguay next month and 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Finland and Belarus.

Also, Winger Jeremy Menez was given a one-match ban, and winger Hatem Ben Arfa and central midfielder Yann M'Vila received reprimands for their behavior at Euro 2012.

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