Paris - French club Marseille said on Tuesday they had sacked World Cup
winner Adil Rami reportedly for 'gross misconduct' following a
The Ligue 1 outfit gave no explanation for the decision, saying only
that they had "decided to end the contract" of Rami, 33, part of
France's 2018 World Cup winning squad.
L'Equipe sports daily, citing a letter sent by the club to Rami, said
he had been sacked for 'gross misconduct' after he skipped training to
take part in a TV reality show.
The defender, former partner of ex-Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, had
been under investigation since he missed the training session at the end
of last season.
Rami, who has played two seasons for the club, said he was injured
but on the same day took part in the recording of a French TV show that
included demanding physical stunts.
In July club president Jacques-Henri Eyraud told Rami he needed to
think deeply about "his obligations as a player especially as a world
The previous month, Rami hit the headlines when US celebrity Anderson
revealed the pair had broken up following a high-profile two-year
Over the summer Rami was left out of Marseille's pre-season tour to
the United States and dropped from the club's opening match of the
season on Saturday under new coach Andre Villas-Boas, a 2-0 defeat to