French FF condemn players
The FFF have condemned the Les Bleus squad for refusing to train at their scheduled afternoon session.
By Razwan Mirza
Last Updated: 20/06/10 11:08pm
The French Football Federation have condemned the Les Bleus squad for refusing to train at their scheduled afternoon session on Sunday, in protest at the Federation's decision to send home striker Nicolas Anelka.
In front of fans and media at an open training session in their Knysna base in South Africa, skipper Patrice Evra, had a row with fitness coach Robert Duverne which resulted in the squad taking matters into their own hands, refusing to train and boarding the team bus.
Head coach Raymond Domenech returned later to read a statement from the squad to the assembled media in which the players criticised the FFF.
The FFF have now vowed to set up an investigation following the World Cup and have delivered a damning verdict on the players' behaviour.
A statement said: "The French delegation and its president Jean-Pierre Escalettes have noted with dismay the refusal of the French players to participate in training.
"This action is an unacceptable consequence of the eviction of Nicolas Anelka which they feel is injustice.
"Contrary to what the players said, this sanction was taken following a long conversation with the person in the presence of the captain.
"The FFF, speaking through its president, apologise to the country for the unacceptable conduct of the players that our representing our country.
"A federal council shall be convened immediately on the completion of the French team's campaign to draw all the conclusions of the crisis that has been