French FA withdraws referee over kicking incident
(MENAFN) The French Football Association has suspended the referee who, ahead of sending off a Nantes player in a match against Paris St-Germain, has aimed a kick at him.
In what seemed to be an accidental move, Defender Diego Carlos clipped referee Tony Chapron's heels once PSG broke into the Nantes penalty area. Afterwards, the referee booked the player in injury time for a second time after kicking him.
The French FA released a statement declaring its "technical body for referees (DTA) and the federal commission of referees" to have "decided on the withdrawal of Tony Chapron, who had been appointed for Wednesday's Ligue 1 game between Angers and Troyes, until further notice."
The statement further explained "Mr Tony Chapron will shortly be called to meet the LFP (French football league) disciplinary committee. Mr Tony Chapron, after reviewing the images, stated that his fall was caused accidentally. He has informed the DTA that he has prepared a report to this effect for the LFP disciplinary commission."
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