This Olympique Lyonnais – FC Nantes (1-1) will remain in the annals of Ligue 1. Not for its quality of play, but because this first match of the 28th day saw the sound system of the referees being experienced. Gently, at first, since the interaction between the referee Benoît Millot and the players was not audible to the viewers of the match, unlike what is done for example in the Top 14.
Precisely, Laurent Blanc used this comparison when returning to this first. "We knew it before the game and I told myself that we were going to be careful not to talk too much nonsense," joked the Lyon coach.
Two friends, two very different opinions
"That the referee is in contact with the VAR, it is necessary but afterwards, we are not in rugby. It is not the same mentality. You know that. Are we going to make recordings? Are we going to listen? When we are well polite to the referee, we will not broadcast it. What are we going to broadcast? I do not know if there is any sincere interest. I don't know if it's a good thing to hear from the players. I say it as I think. It can be sometimes... crispy. »
His Nantes counterpart and great friend Antoine Kombouaré has a very different opinion. "We knew. I am in favour of doing the right thing, so that everyone stands on their toes," he said. "It's also good because the players will have to respect the refereeing body better, but we will also hear everything the referees say. There will be more transparency," he said.
This is a great discussion that promises to be between the two technicians during their next round of golf.
- Ligue 1
- Olympique Lyonnais (OL)
- FC Nantes
- Laurent Blanc
- Antoine Kombouaré