France Send Home Nicolas Anelka from the World Cup for Insulting Raymond Domenech: Where’s the Problem?

I don’t get it? Surely its customary to insult Mr. Domenech. Am I missing something?

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POLOKWANE, June 18, 2010 France's Nicolas Anelka reacts during a 2010 World Cup Group A match against Mexico at the Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwan, South Africa, on June 17, 2010.

France striker Nicolas Anelka has been sent home from the World Cup after reports of a bust-up with coach Raymond Domenech during the Mexico game.
Anelka missed training on Saturday after reports of a row with the France coach during their 2-0 defeat.
Anelka, who started both France’s World Cup games, insulted Domenech at half-time, according to L’Equipe.
He was replaced at the break, but France’s hope of qualifying from Group A is out of their own hands.
If Mexico and Uruguay draw in their final match France will be eliminated. (BBC Sport)

Just when you thought France’s World Cup couldn’t get any worse they come up with a whole new way to amuse and entertain. Nicolas Anelka apparently swore, in French we presume, at Raymond Domenech during the half-time ‘team talk’ during which Mr. Domenech probably instructed the entire team to do whatever they could to really insult the honour of their country. He probably then moved on to Thierry Henry and told him “You are so much better than the eleven I am picking, but I don’t like you anymore, so there!”.

The Chelsea striker is better off out of it anyway. This way he gets to miss the finale of the tournament when France lose to South Africa, failing to score or muster a shot on target before Mr. Domenech looks straight at the camera and laughs.

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