Every day, the morning of Europe 1 looks back on one of the sporting events that make the news.
This Wednesday, Virginie Phulpin welcomes the evolution of mentalities in football.
Stéphanie Frappart will be the first woman to referee a men's Champions League match.
She will officiate during the meeting between Juventus and Dynamo Kiev.
For Virginie Phulpin, it is the beginning of a victory but it will be total when a woman in the refereeing is no longer an event.
In the Champions League, OM beat Olympiakos 2-1, this Wednesday evening PSG challenges Manchester United and Rennes play in Krasnodar.
But Stéphanie Frappart will also represent France.
She will be the referee of Juventus Turin Dynamo Kiev.
A first for a woman in the Men's Champions League.
For Virginie Phulpin, the battle will be won when we no longer worry about whether the referee is a man or a woman.
One day, we will no longer say "she is the first woman to referee" such or such competition.
Quite simply, it won't be a subject anymore.
Because there will be many, and it's not the sex that counts, but the skill.
That day, we will have to remember Stéphanie Frappart.
A pioneer who has wiped the plaster and sexist remarks by making a place of choice within the refereeing body.
A woman who brings down barriers one by one, inexorably.
First female referee in Ligue 2, then in Ligue 1, then in the final of the European Supercup, then in an international match, and now therefore in the Men's Champions League.
With all due respect to the anonymous grumpers of social networks, no, she is not there just to do well and feminize the image of football.
Do you really believe that UEFA is trying to clear its conscience?
The instances of football and conscience are words that go less well together than woman and referee.
She's there because she's proven she has the skills.
Because she conquered her place by showing players and coaches that she was indeed a high level referee.
And today, it is perfectly accepted.
Moreover for the players in the big competitions, it is already no longer a subject.
The men's champions league is a maximum of visibility that can move things forward.
We will still see Cristiano Ronaldo under the orders of Stéphanie Frappart this Wednesday evening.
And yes, it saves a few years of struggle for this kind of image.
A few weeks ago Virginie Phulpin had spoken about this woman referee who had been the victim of violence during a match of young amateurs in Ile de France.
Little by little, seeing the greatest players being refereed by women, it will make its way into people's minds.
So that's not enough, obviously we have to punish violence.
But Stéphanie Frappart in the men's champions league, it is the beginning of a standardization of women referees in football.
It also arouses vocations among the youngest.
They can identify with a referee they see on the biggest European pitches.
And the more women there are, the more women there will be.
Soon the question of the referee's sex will no longer be one.
We will just wonder if we say the VAR or the VAR ... But that's another problem.