"The technical direction of refereeing and the federal commission of refereeing 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 French federation said in a statement on Monday. Chapron will also be summoned before the league's disciplinary committee. A few seconds after the incident, Chapron gave Carlos a yellow card, which resulted in the player being sent off as he had also been booked in the first half.
You don't see this every day... A referee tried to trip a Nantes player before giving him red card. WATCH: https://t.co/QoyxcxhlBC— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 14, 2018
"I know that refereeing is tough, but the referee sometimes need to put himself into question," Nantes forward Valentin Rongier said. "If we do something like this, we get a 10-game suspension." Nantes president Waldemar Kita told L'Equipe: "It's a joke. I got 20 SMS from all over the world telling me that this referee is a joke. What do you want me to tell you? If I talk too much, I'll be summoned by an ethics committee."
Nantes vs PSG Referee lashes out at player who he ran into... Wow ? pic.twitter.com/rGF0h8MWXpJanuary 15, 2018