The VAR scandal, denounced by Der Zakarian


By: Manu Tournoux

Michel der Zakarian, the Montpellier coach, did not hide his anger towards the refereeing after the reception of the Racing club of Lens.

Video assistance or not, refereeing is regularly criticized. Most coaches are used to criticizing game directors, or directors, like Stéphanie Frappart who officiated Friday evening during Montpellier-Lens (0-0).

The performance of the referee and all of his colleagues was not to the taste of Michel der Zakarian. The coach of the Hérault team notably pointed out the tackle by Lensois defender, Kevin Danso, on Mousa Al-Tamari in the 12th minute of play.

“In Monaco, we get a red card. There, Danso makes a tackle from behind. If tomorrow Al-Tamari has a fracture they will hear me, I tell you! If we lose him on this tackle…”, declared Der Zakarian at a press conference for this match on the 15th day of Ligue 1.

The former FC Nantes defender was referring to the exclusion of Boubacar Kouyaté last Sunday on the princely lawn of Louis-II (2-0, 14th day) It’s not possible to arbitrate like that… The guys at VAR, it’s a scandal”

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