The Italian midfielder of Paris SG Marco Verratti will have to serve a suspension of one firm match, accompanied by a suspended match for his remarks on the arbitration of Nantes-PSG (3-1), announced the Professional Football League ( LFP) on Wednesday.

The suspension of the Italian starting on March 8, he will miss the reception of Bordeaux on March 13 but will be available in Nice on Saturday, according to this decision of the disciplinary committee, meeting Wednesday evening in Paris.

“We got bored with the referees”

After the Parisian defeat in Ligue 1 in Nantes on Saturday February 19 (3-1), the player was very upset at the microphone of Canal +.

“It is not possible that we take 10 yellow cards (6 in reality, editor’s note).

We can't talk to the referee (M. Lesage, editor's note), we can't do anything.

He's the only referee in the world who can do something like that (…) Sometimes with the referees you have to take responsibility, because there we got pissed off with the referees, ”he said.

The Nantes-Paris SG match reignited the debate around the quality of refereeing in France, pointed out by PSG sports director Leonardo.

"There are a lot of problems," assured Rennes coach Bruno Genesio, who defended the Italian, while Mr. Lesage again distinguished himself for his bad decision in the VAR truck. during Lyon-Lille.

“You have to try to understand the players when they speak with frustration and tension after losing a match.

They can make excessive declarations, but that does not mean that we should punish them”, had defended Mauricio Pochettino, in vain.


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