French midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo is to sue Paris Saint-Germain after he sacked by his club following a row with the manager.
Dhorasoo was fired on Wednesday after querying the tactics of coach Guy Lacombe and calling him a liar in an interview with L’Equipe last month.
In response to the club’s move, Dhorasoo told Friday’s L’Equipe: “I don’t accept the charges. Money is not the issue, I’m suing them on principle. I want people to know that I didn’t commit a serious offence.”
Dhorasoo is the first player made redundant by a French club club since a charter regulating the professional game was introduced in France in 1973.
Lacombe dropped Dhorasoo from the main squad and sent him to play for the club’s amateur team for four weekends in a row.
“I’ve paid a high price for my freedom,” Dhorasoo told the paper on Friday.
“To accept my dismissal would mean accepting the message they are sending to the players: ‘shut up or you will be sacked.'”
Dhorasoo has won 18 caps for France. He was a member of the France squad that reached the World Cup final in July.