KNYSNA, South Africa (Reuters) - Striker Nicolas Anelka must be kicked out of France's World Cup squad if a report that he insulted coach Raymond Domenech is true, French Football Federation (FFF) vice-president Christian Teinturier said on Saturday.
"If the words we have just heard have been used, he (Anelka) has nothing to do there (at the World Cup)," Teinturier told France Info radio.
"If those exact words were said, I can't understand he was on the pitch yesterday (in training on Friday)," Teinturier added.
"He should have been kicked out straight away or have apologized. He can't be training in a France shirt, it's not normal, you can't do that."
Anelka's insults at Domenech, according to French sports daily L'Equipe, came after the coach criticized his attitude on the pitch before deciding to take him off for the second half.
French sports minister Roselyne Bachelot also reacted to the report, urging the France players to show dignity.
"The very high pressure weighing on Les Bleus does not authorize any form of slip-up," Bachelot said in a statement.
"The players must keep in mind that they're wearing France's colors and are considered as role models by many youngsters. This obliges them to show restraint and dignity," the statement read.
Former France striker Just Fontaine, who scored a record 13 goals at the 1958 World Cup, said Anelka should be sanctioned straight away.
"What's happening to the France team is moronic, deplorable and pitiful," Fontaine told Reuters.
"Anelka must be kicked out."