Man Utd fullback Evra: France support for Anelka was clumsy

Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra's has explained the French squad's support of Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka.

Manchester United fullback Patrice Evra's has explained the French squad's support of Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka.

Evra reckons the French squad's backing of Nicolas Anelka - sent home after an insult-filled rant at coach Raymond Domenech - was a 'clumsy gesture of love'.

Skipper Evra said: "You can make clumsy gestures out of love in such conditions."