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Never far away from controversy French striker Nicolas Anelka has been sent home from the World Cup in disgrace. His departure comes after he insulted French coach Raymond Demenech and refusing to apologize.
The country's football federation President says Anelka's comments were unacceptable and sending him home was the correct decision.
Jean-Pierre Escalettes, France Federation President, said, "The comments he made are totally unacceptable and it was normal for the staff and for the President of the Federation, supported by the members of the Federation to take such a decision."
Patrice Vera, France Captain, said, "The problem is not Anelka. The problem with the French team isn't Anelka. It's the traitor amongst us and I wonder how this has been able to reach the Press, because it was just us, the players and the staff. The issue we must address is eliminating this traitor from the group. Anelka isn't the problem with the French team."