Patrice Evra has hinted that he could lodge a second appeal against his five-match international ban, as he awaits answers from the French Football Federation (FFF) about the reasons for his suspension.
The Manchester United full-back was handed the ban by the FFF for the part he played in France’s dismal World Cup campaign.
As national skipper in South Africa, he was held responsible for the strike undertaken by the players in the wake of the decision to send Nicolas Anelka home.
Evra has already appealed against the decision to omit him from the squad, and he may now turn to the Olympic National Committee in an effort to get the sanction overturned.
“I can’t fight against everyone,” Evra told the Canal Football Club television show.
“I have a lot of pain at the moment. Some people want to cut my head off, and they are being successful.
“It is difficult but I will carry on fighting until the end.
“It is very difficult to appeal again, but I still don’t know why I am being condemned.
“The Federation are the only ones with the answers. That is what my lawyer is asking them for, but they have still not given them.”