France forward Samir Nasri said he regretted upsetting French fans, and especially children, by swearing at an AFP journalist after France's Euro 2012 quarterfinal loss to Spain.
The 25-year-old who plays for Manchester City star launched into a tirade of abuse at the journalist. He said on Twitter that his argument was with certain journalists and he would explain more when he felt it was appropriate:
"There are too many different accounts going around at the moment. I would just like to let the supporters and especially the children know that I sincerely regret that my words may have shocked them. I love the EDF (French team), soccer and I have a deep respect for the public.
"As for the rest, it is a personal affair between me and several journalists. I will explain when the time is deemed appropriate."