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Noel Le Graet was not prepared to defend the outburst by the Manchester CIty midfielder, who insulted a journalist after France's Euro 2012 exit at the hands of Spain

French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet has admitted to being dismayed by Samir Nasri's verbal abuse of a journalist minutes after the final whistle of the France-Spain Euro 2012 quarter-final on Saturday.

Nasri lashed out at a journalist who questioned his input after coming on for the last half-hour of the match in place of Florent Malouda, reportedly calling him a "son of a b***h" and telling him to "f**k himself", before adding: "Now you can also write that I was badly educated."

This followed a skirmish between Nasri and a journalist from L'Equipe earlier this month which ended with the midfielder's controversial gesture after scoring against England.

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Speaking to RMC, FFF president Le Graet, who defended Nasri over his gesture against England, now expressed his dismay at the same player's words.

"Nasri is a sensitive boy, but his words are intolerable," he said.

Asked for his general opinion of Les Bleus, Le Graet insisted on accentuating the positive impression left by Laurent Blanc's side despite the latest controversy.

"The team progresses and behaves better, frankly. There are grounds for satisfaction. Laurent Blanc has a respectable and quite pleasant balance."