Kita, the incredible rant


By: Manu Tournoux

Considering that his team was harmed by the arbitration, the president of FC Nantes lost his temper in the corridors of the Vélodrome after the defeat in Marseille.

Sunday evening, FC Nantes lost (2-0) at the Stade Vélodrome, against Olympique de Marseille, in the closing match of the 25th day of Ligue 1. A defeat which places the Canaries in a play-off position ( 16th in the ranking). After the match, Waldemar Kita let his anger explode, blaming the referees for two situations in which his team could have been offered penalties.

“VAR exists, we are fed up with it in the end, we are fed up with it. All the TV is talking about that. There are two hands like that, but it’s incredible. There is VAR. There’s no point in new technology if you don’t check it. There is a huge hand”the president of the FCNA protested towards the arbitration trio, on images captured by Amazon Prime Video.

Trouble and anger

Jocelyn Gourvennec also had difficulty digesting this refereeing management. “It’s difficult to accept. Trouble arises from several situations, but not only this evening. Since the start of the season, there has been debate over contentious images. One time, the referee comes, one time he doesn’t come to see. Suddenly he believes that there is a hand, suddenly he thinks that there is no hand, it creates trouble and anger among all the actors. lamented the Breton coach in a post-match press conference.

The Nantes residents believe that a penalty should have been whistled in the first half for a handball from Mbemba (36th). The latter would have reproduced an identical fault in the second half on a strike from Mostafa Mohamed (50th). The video assistant never called the referee, who let the game play.

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