France’s World Cup super stars are in open revolt after refusing to train yesterday.
They are protesting at Nicolas Anelka being sent home from the World Cup.
The French Football Federation decided to dismiss the Chelsea striker after he told coach Raymond Domenech ‘Go f*** yourself, you son of a whore’ at half-time in last Thursday’s 2-0 defeat by Mexico.
The players walked back on to their team bus just two minutes after the start of a public training session at their Knysna base.
FFF team director Jean-Louis Valentin immediately quit.
He said: “It’s a scandal for the French, for the young people here. It’s a scandal for the Federation and the French team. They don’t want to train. It’s unacceptable.
“As for me, it’s over. I’m leaving the Federation. I’m sickened and disgusted.”
Domenech was then forced by the players to read out a statement on their behalf in a final humiliation for the unpopular France coach, who will be replaced after the tournament by Laurent Blanc.
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