Last Sunday, we were treated to everything a Ligue 1 shock can offer. Goals, suspense, a turnaround and unfortunately, a general fight at the very end of the match. After the final whistle, Clément Turpin, the referee of the match, decided to release four red cards. Two for Monegasques and two for Lyonnais, while the latter had won (3-2).
This is not insignificant especially as there are only three league matches left and the battle rages between the two teams over a qualification for the next Champions League. This Wednesday evening, the sanctions fell: Willem Geubbels takes three matches, Pietro Pellegri, one. As for the Lyonnais they are quite spared since Mattia De Sciglio and Marcelo will miss only one meeting. Decisions that have made people talk, especially in the Principality where the president, Oleg Petrov, has stepped up to the plate.
” Taking into account the elements at our disposal and after reading the report which was made at the end of the match, I am extremely surprised by this decision and by the unequal treatment manifested between our players and those of OL, including the behavior and aggressiveness were however clearly defined as being at the origin of the stormy post-game. There is a very strong feeling of incomprehension and injustice », He explained to The team
” Between the events of this match during which our opponent should have received several red cards, as has been widely emphasized in the media, and this decision which handicaps us for the end of the season, it is too much. We will see what we can do and we reserve the possibility of appealing “, Concluded the big boss of ASM. It shouldn’t stop there.