Nasri blasts Vardy: “I thought English players were tougher”

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Samir Nasri‘s sending off was silly and may have cost Sevilla its comeback bid against Leicester City, but was Jamie Vardy a villain in the incident?

Nasri leaned into Vardy as the pair clashed heads following the Leicester man’s reaction to a foul in the UEFA Champions League’s second leg.

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And while Nasri certainly deserved a second yellow for the altercation, Vardy helped make sure it came true by wildly reacting to the contact. The Englishman also seemed to move his head toward contact.

Nasri does not like Vardy much right now. From the BBC:

“He played it well. I thought the English players were tougher than that. He is the one who came to my face.”

“If I tell the truth I don’t think you will be able to write it. I would love to speak to him – there are too many cameras and security and I have to think about next year and not getting a big suspension.”

Expect these quotes not to be lent much credence despite some truth due to Nasri’s status as a bit of a baby. The former Man City man quit the France national team after being dropped once by Didier Deschamps, and has been investigated for IV doping amongst other negative headlines.

But Vardy played his part to the extreme, a bit of gamesmanship which helped Leicester move onto the quarters. Should he be faulted for that? Both chatted “stuff”, Vardy got banged.