Schalke midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has lifted the lid on his shock expulsion from the Ghana squad before their defeat to Portugal.
The former Tottenham player says he and team-mate Sulley Muntari were sent home from the World Cup squad after coach Kwesi Appiah hurled insults and told him to "f*** off".
Boateng claims Appiah sent the pair to the dressing room after the manager caught them laughing during a one-on-one exercise, and shouted at the Schalke midfielder behind closed doors.
It goes against the Ghanaian FA's statement which said the decision to send Boateng home was because of "vulgar insults targeted at coach Kwesi Appiah during the team's training session". "There was an incident at practice yesterday," Boateng told SportBild.
"Sulley Muntari and I were joking around after a one-on-one. We both started laughing. The coach immediately stopped practice and asked why we were laughing.
"We said that everything was okay and he sent us to the locker room. I went to the coach after practice and asked whether I could talk to him for a minute.
"I asked him what he had against me, then he started shouting at me. He also insulted me. He said things like "f*** off".
"I heard about the suspension (on Thursday morning and) I accept it."
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