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Ligue 1 ref handed six-month ban

Posted: 4 February 2018 Time: 13:45

Referee Tony Chapron has received a six-month ban for kicking Nantes' Diego Carlos during the side's Ligue 1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain in January.

The match official was seen swinging a leg out at the midfielder after they collided in the middle of the park, before he inexplicably sent the Brazilian off by producing a second yellow card and subsequent red.

Carlos has subsequently had his suspension overturned and the French Football Federation have taken action against the referee, handing him a six-month ban, half of which is suspended.

A brief statement from Pascal Garibian, technical director of France's refereeing body, said: "We take note of the decision of the Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Football League.

"After he has served his suspension, Tony Chapron will again be available to the DTA [France's refereeing body] who can designate him Ligue 1 or Ligue 2 games."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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