Thunderbolt on French football! This great referee is kicked out! (OFFICIAL)


By: Manu Tournoux

A big name in French arbitration was dismissed from his position this Wednesday.

It was expected, it is now official: Stéphane Lannoy is leaving his position as head of French professional arbitration. According to information from the daily L’Équipe, the former referee was dismissed from his position by the French Football Federation (FFF).

Stéphane Lannoy has been in the eye of the storm for a few days following the numerous controversies which mar this 2023-24 season in Ligue 1. French arbitration is going through a deep crisis. In addition to the controversies arising from contentious decisions, relations between those responsible for arbitration were no longer good. Lannoy would also pay for his very fresh relations with Antony Gautier, ex-referee today occupying the function of DTA (Technical Director of Arbitration).

French arbitration in the midst of a crisis

Lannoy is also questioned, internally, by many referees who do not appreciate the courses in which they participate.“, adds the newspaper L’Équipe for additional information, adding that Stéphane Lannoy also had an embarrassing proximity with certain presidents of Ligue 1.

The daily finally specifies that in addition to Stéphane Lannoy, Sébastien Moreira, in charge of video assistance (VAR), should also be pushed out.

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