According to our information, the National Ethics Council has decided to take over the Disciplinary Committee of the League following the comments made by Antoine Kombouaré against the referees of Nantes-Nice (1-1) on Sunday. At the end of that encounter, the Canaries coach erupted after referee François Letexier chose not to whistle a penalty in favor of Nantes after a double handball by Mattia Vitti (21st) and award another to Nice with one hand. by Jean-Charles Castelletto, at the end of the match, even though he was under the weight of Dante leaning on him.
“How do you respect the referees, how do you respect these guys? […]he wondered, furious. Halfway through, when I look at the pictures again, I tell myself that I either have crap in my eyes or it is (the fourth referee) a thug, a liar ».
He is scheduled to be heard on November 2
Before going back to it, the next day at L’Équipe du Soir: “We talked about refereeing, VAR, but on Sunday I mostly saw dishonest people, continued Kombouaré. And I confirm it. To err is human, I make mistakes every day in my job, it’s human. On the other hand, being able to lie to justify a decision, I cannot accept it. […] Referees are hermetic to any discussion. Mr. Garibian (the technical director of arbitration) he says, “We must not speak of deceit.” But when you have a dishonest person in front of you…”
“When a public actor, licensed in the FFF, says unpleasant things, which go beyond what is reasonable, about a referee, in principle the referees’ union reports the facts to the National Council of Ethics in case he himself is not heard , says Olivier Lamarre, president of SAFE, the union of elite soccer referees. We did it with Antoine Kombouaré, as we have done many times since the start of the season. The president of the CNE, who takes his position to heart, answers us systematically and told us that he would pass it on to the disciplinary committee. »
For this reason, the National Council of Ethics has decided to take over the Disciplinary Commission of the LFP to summon the coach of FC Nantes. A priori, it should be heard next Wednesday, November 2. Antoine Kombouaré risks several games of suspension.