The family of Samir Nasri believes Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa deliberately attempted to hurt the Manchester City midfielder. Nasri has been ruled out for eight weeks with a knee injury from the clash.
Nasri's father believes Yanga-Mbiwa hurt his son deliberately rather than making a genuine attempt to get the ball.
He told Le Parisien: "David Ginola, who was commentating on the game, also went to see Samir. He regretted what Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa had done and told Samir, 'It's not good what he did to you - he was beaten, he kicked you hard to hurt you'.
"I have that feeling too. He did it nastily, the boy was beaten first time and did it with the second challenge. And it wasn't to try and get the ball back where he hit. It's just gratuitous nastiness.
"It's so disappointing. If you don't want to let him get past, you pull his shirt, you hold your opponent back, but you don't attack his legs. They are a player's work tools."
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