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PARIS, France -- Former France international midfielder Vikash Dhorasoo has been sacked by his club Paris Saint Germain -- his lawyer has revealed in a statement.
The 33-year-old is the first player to be sacked since the Professional Footballers Charter was set up in 1973 as a consequence of a players' strike.
"He received today by registered post a letter telling him that his contract -- which ran till June 30 2007 -- has been terminated with immediate effect," said the statement.
The statement also listed the reasons for the former AC Milan midfielder's firing as: "His refusal to play for the reserves, his lack of loyalty, also his insubordination, disobedience and his permanent air of provocation."
However the lawyers said that Dhorasoo -- a member of France's World Cup squad - would contest it.
"He will appeal these reasons and the sacking. The player has instructed us to start legal proceedings to clear him of this serious prejudice against him personally and professionally which he has suffered with the abrupt termination of his contract," read the statement.
The last player in French football to have had such troubles with his club was the fiery Eric Cantona who in 1991 tore up his contract with Nimes.
Dhorasoo is the first player to be sacked since the Footballers Charter was set up.