The 2010 World Cup has turned out to be an absolute disaster for the French team. They had a scoreless draw with Uruguay in their first game and then they were shutout 2-0 by Mexico in their second game. At halftime of the Mexico game, French coach Raymond Domenech called out striker Nicolas Anelka who responded with some expletives. According to French reporter Erik Bielderman of L’Equipe who repeated the cuss words on ESPN, Anelka told the coach go f*** yourself and you son of a b****.
Anelka was thrown off the team because he refused to apologize for his profanity to the coach, and that led to a firestorm. The French team refused to practice and train on Sunday, resulting in team director Jean-Louis Valentin resigning. Fitness coach Robert Duverne got into a fight with team captain Patrice Evra and that had to be broken up by manager Domenech. Oh yeah, this team still has another Group A game to go against South Africa. Here’s a video of Patrice Evra’s argument with coach Robert Duverne and the team leaving the field: