William Gallas reveals bizarre Samir Nasri taser story

William Gallas reveals bizarre Samir Nasri taser story

Ok, so it’s not really Arsenal related in terms of news, but it’s the Interlull, it’s quiet and this is quite bonkers. William Gallas has suggested that Samir Nasri tried to have him tasered.

The two were far from friends after a run-in on international duty. As a young player, Nasri sat in Thierry Henry’s seat in the team bus and had a confrontation with Gallas when told to move.

Later the two were teammates at Arsenal, with Nasri revealing that they went a year without speaking to each other. So this week, speaking to a show called Locker Room on RMC Sport TV, the former Gunners captain told a tale which suggested Nasri tried to have him attacked with tasers.

This is the bit, translated as best we can through Google Translate (any French speakers who want to correct/improve it, please leave a comment below). The incident took place in 2009 outside a Paris hotel where there was some kind of shindig ahead of an international meet-up.

Gallas: “What you need to know is that I was staying at the hotel with my family. I was with my cousins for a meal, it was the eve of a rally of the French team.

At the end of the meal, I leave the hotel and there, there are people who come to meet me and want to talk with me. Initially I did not want to, then I recognised a person who was often with Samir at the Arsenal training ground.

A few days previously, we’d had an altercation in relation to something he said, and I did not appreciate it. This person wanted to me to go and see Samir who was in a car down [the road].

I was about to follow him but my cousin, who is a policeman, told me in Creole not to go there. At the same time, I took a small look to the side and I see someone squatting with a bag … in the bag, there were tasers. I do not know why.

But luckily I was with people that day, because I do not know what could have happened.”

Maybe it was just coincidence that there was someone trying to set up a fake meeting with Nasri while a man with a bag full of tasers was sneaking around …*cough*

But still, holy moly, that’s nuts.

Thanks to @TriboKing for the heads-up


  1. Nuts indeed.

    It would have been very unusual for Wenger in his Arsenal team to have, along with the Ade vs TGSTEL clashes.

    These days it’s all about the Bromance at The Arsenal.

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  2. Both massive teats. Paticularly Nasro, but will never forgive Hallam for the cheek to take the number 10 shirt. What the fuck!?

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  3. Bizarre might be a bit of an understatement on this one. Also, a bag full of tasers? Would one not be enough to take him down??

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  4. Great players? Maybe. Great people? Apparently not. Not sure how much either were ever really committed to the Arsenal cause too.

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  5. Stories like this make me even more glad we seem to have truly moved on from the early Emirates era. A good few years of this kind of stuff doesn’t even surprise anyone when you consider we had a team filled with the likes of Andre Santos, Eboue, Denilson, Squillaci, Bendtner.

    Our team nowadays gets slated a lot but it’s easy to forget that it’s definitely a level above what we used to have – the competition have jumped up a notch too however.

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  6. BTW in russian (belarusian abd ukranian also) “nasri” means literally ordering someone to poo.

    I’m not sure if that is a coincidence, really…

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  7. This was in response to a interview the night before with Nasri before where Nasri claimed he came to see Gallas at the hotel with two friends, but Gallas was surrounded by a posse of seven. Gallas clarified his version of the facts last night with the taser story.

    This show called “Le Vestiaire” (Locker Room) is fantastic because Manu Petit and William Gallas are regulars and they share fascinating stories about their time at Arsenal and Wenger. A few examples

    – Manu doing a rainbow flick on Tony Adams
    – Gallas’ reason to pick number 10
    – Ian Wright crashing into the front of a bus on a road trip
    – Anelka living with Petit and playing Playstation all the time
    – Bergkamp being a “big kicker” in training

    and many more

    The only story picked up from that show by the English media was when he criticized Wenger about the lack of contact with Vieira and other former players (of course)

    You can search SFR Sport twitter handle to find them

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  8. Nasri is definitely a weasel-y enough cunt to set something like this up. And Gallas is definitely a stroppy enough twat to instigate something that warrants a massive tasering by a birdshit-haired weasel and then cry about it 7 years later instead of just giving the weasel a slap.

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  9. Ah, those cheeky French rascals. If they’re not busy blackmailing one another over illicit sex tapes they’re ganging up to tazer each other.

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    • It’s the interlull, so here goes…

      There has been a socio-cultural problem between the players of North African and West African+Caribbean descent in the French team. It’s a theory based on observation, and I don’t mean to further incite peeps.

      Nasri is from Marseille, and I can only presume the chatacters he would have been exposed to from an early age. Not condemning the city or its inhabitants, just highlighting it’s criminal history.

      Ben Arfa vs Cisse is another example.

      Benzema’s comments about being considered French when he scores, and North African when he’s being a blingy, off-form prat, adds credence. He is supported by Zizou (who it’s easy to forget is of Algerian descent) in his attempts to regain his place.

      Then there is the 2010 revolt.

      Would like some opinions with more avid followers of the French team. Really happy to be educated on facts or wrong assumptions.

      Jeez I must be bored.

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  10. Naa, Im not buying this. It would have been out of this world. Might as well have hired assasins Nasri, if he was planning this? What in the hell would he have had planned for the after…..

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  11. I’m so lost. Who’s Gallas and who’s Nasri?

    *did I even spell their names correctly? Is it even worth Wikipediaing?

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  12. Honestly,if you want to totally incapacitate Gallas there’s no need for the tazers, just give him the captain’s armband and watch him stagger to the floor paralysed as you score a last minute winning goal past him.

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  13. Gallas may have been a tit and pretty poor captain but he was a damn fine player. Think he just spent too much time at Chelsea b4 we got him😵

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  14. I remember bumping into Gallas in a hotel bar a few years back where he was meeting lady “friend”who had clearly never met.

    The link though to this story is that Gallas and Nasri are a pair of massive tits, whilst she had a massive pair of tits, and i mean massive!! Special request massive!

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  15. So..we don’t actually know that the crouching taser guy has anything to do with Nasri who’s in a car down the road right ? – just saying..

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  16. Footballers write books all the time where the fuck are these bits in those books. When you hear of Arsenal being such a family based setting you have to wonder how these two nut jobs even lasted that long Arsenal. All you have to say is Good redence. Fuck those two dim wits

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  17. what a shame those lot wore Arsenal Jerseys, Nasri, Cesc, Rvp Song, all these guys thought they were bigger than arsenal when they got a bit of form, after Arsenal has endured their childish football till they got form, now i look at them wherever they are & just smile, Arsenal made them look better than they were!

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  18. Guess Nasri wanted to taze himself while hugging Gallas…
    His friends brought along some extra ones incase they detected a pulse…

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