Patrick Vieira has accused France coach Raymond Domenech of lacking class following his omission from the World Cup squad.
Vieira, 33, was not named in Domenech's provisional 30-man squad for South Africa and now appears to have played his final match for Les Bleus after winning 107 caps.
But despite accepting his omission, the Manchester City midfielder was annoyed that discovered his fate while watching television.
"I respect the choice - there are other players who can help, I do not doubt that," said Vieira, who was part of France's 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winning sides.
"The only problem I have is in the context of our relationship. I've always had a healthy relationship with Raymond.
"I expected more candour, more contact - then I would have accepted it much more easily.
"Learning the decision like that - this lack of tact, the lack of class - it annoys me.
"Some coaches know how to do it, others do not."