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Chelsea ace Anelka went ballistic at Domenech in halftime tirade

There are claims of a furious halftime bust-up between Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka and coach Raymond Domenech during their defeat to Mexico. Anelka has unleashed a scathing attack on Raymond Domenech after being criticised at half-time during France's defeat to Mexico, according to French newspaper L'Equipe.

Anelka told Domenech to "go screw yourself, dirty son of a whore" in the dressing room at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane after the coach criticised his first-half performance.

The outburst came after Domenech told Anelka to stop straying out of position during France's 2-0 defeat, in which the striker was one of his side's poorest performers.

When Anelka took issue with the criticism, Domenech threatened to substitute him, and the player unleashed his foul-mouthed tirade, reported L'Equipe.

Domenech's response was immediate.

"OK. You're coming off," the coach said, and Anelka was replaced with Andre-Pierre Gignac for the second half.

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