“What is this fucking VAR for? »: Antoine Kombouaré furious with the referees during Nantes-OL

Antoine Kombouaré has not lost his tongue, still hanging out. The FC Nantes coach used it to criticize a decision by Jérôme Brisard, this Sunday during his team’s match on the 28th day of Ligue 1 against Olympique Lyonnais.

The referee sanctioned Alexandre Lacazette, author of an elbow on Nathan Zézé, with a yellow card. The Nantes resident remained on the ground, his face bleeding. The Canaries coach asked for a red.

“What is this fucking VAR for? », then shouted Antoine Kombouaré. Jérôme Brisard was actually not called to review the images after sanctioning Alexandre Lacazette. Furthermore, the dialogue was tense between the benches of the two teams. Antoine Kombouaré spoke to one of the members of the Lyon staff to ask him to keep quiet: “Why is he talking to him? Shut your big mouth. »

It was easy to hear the coaches’ comments, in a Beaujoire behind closed doors. Nantes was sanctioned by the League after the use of smoke bombs by the ultras of the Loire Brigade on March 16 against Strasbourg (3-1 defeat). A decision against which Antoine Kombouaré had also protested.

“It’s an absurdity,” assured the coach at a press conference. I am angry because, even if I understand the sanctions, I experienced Covid, with matches behind closed doors, and it was to die for. They need to think about how to punish without spoiling the show. A football match is a spectacle and pyrotechnics are part of the spectacle”

After the match Kombouaré went to explain to the referees. “Everyone remained stuck to their positions,” he regretted at Prime Video. I would have liked him to go see the VAR. » According to him, the referees confirmed that it was a “shoulder hit” while the images clearly show an elbow strike from Lacazette. “I don’t really like lies,” he added. But, afterwards, be careful, we have to defend better! »

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