“Hello FFF. The introduction is nice, the rest is much less. The Stade de Reims attacked French referees on Thursday, regretting several decisions since the start of the year, in a greeting card posted on its Twitter account and also sent to the media by press release. A most biting message.
“It’s still in season, here is a small box, a small card from Reims for the technical direction of arbitration”, writes the club on the social network, accompanying the publication of the text addressed to Pascal Garibian, head of referees at the FFF, and “ladies and gentlemen the referees”.
«Little AVARe (Editor’s note: with reference to the name of the video arbitration) in good wishes and to finally launch 2020 on a good foundation, the Stade de Reims wishes you a happy new year “, launches the club, before listing the errors made, in its eyes, by the referees in recent weeks.
“Let it be as lively as an Arturo Calabresi cuff on Moussa Doumbia in the Picardy area (Editor’s note: during the draw at Amiens (1-1) on Wednesday), as distinguished as a amortization of both hands by Keita Baldé before a double in the Coupe de France (Editor’s note: against Monaco) and full of strong emotions like the appointment of an arbitrator in Nîmes, returning to Costières a month after a roaring experience. “
A final tackle which refers to the defeat suffered in the Gard on Saturday (2-0) where Olivier Thual officiated. The latter was on the whistle during the very tense match between Nîmes and Lyonnais where Rudi Garcia’s men had taken advantage of two Nîmes expulsions to win (0-4).
“2020 opens up to us, put this beginning of the year in (your) boxes, close them and now make the common wish for a clear relationship and a mutual trust found! concludes the card. Long live free will! “