Domenech gives his opinion:
"I tried to convince them that what they were doing was an aberration, an imbecility, a stupidity without name," Domenech said Monday...
...Patrice Evra's role as captain could be over after only five games, with Domenech refusing to confirm him as his leader after the defender initiated the player walkout.
"I haven't picked the team yet, we will see tomorrow," Domenech said, adding of the players that "they've expended a lot of energy. It's sad."
When Domenech was asked if some players had told him they do not want to play the game, he answered evasively.
"It is a possibility that we will finalize [things] tonight with the staff to see what team we put in place," he said....
...Domenech said he spent more than 45 minutes trying to talk the players out of the strike, including when the players were on the team bus with the curtains closed. Other federation officials also tried, with one delegate even resigning over the incident, he said.
"At a certain point, I said to myself: 'Stop. We have to put an end to this charade' -- because that is what this was," Domenech said. "Something must be done. Everything was being broadcast live. The French and all the people who were asking themselves what was happening had a right to know. So I took the paper and I read it."
"What I should have said at the end is that in no way do I support this document or this attitude."