According to our information, the National Council of Ethics has decided to seize the league’s disciplinary committee following the comments made by Antoine Comborre against the referees of Nantes-Nice (1-1) on Sunday. At the end of this meeting, the Canaries coach erupted after referee Francois Letexier decided not to whistle a penalty in favor of Nantes and award another to Nice after Mattia Vitti’s (21st) double-hander. From Jean-Charles Castelletto, at the end of the pageant, though under the weight of Dante leaning on him.
“How do you respect referees, how do you respect these guys? […]he asked himself angrily. Halfway through, re-watching the pictures, I either have poop in my eye or it is (Fourth Referee) A thief, a thief ».
He is expected to be heard on November 2
Before getting back to it, the following day on L’Équipe du Soir: “We talked about refereeing and VAR, but what I saw mostly on Sunday were honest people, Kombouaré continued. And I confirm. To err is human, I make mistakes every day in my job, it’s human. On the other hand, being able to lie to justify a decision, I cannot accept that. […] Referees are against any discussion. Mr. Gharibyan (Technical Director of Refereeing) Says, “Let’s not talk about cheating”. But when you have a dishonest person in front of you…”
“When a public figure licensed by the FFF says something unpleasant about a referee that goes beyond what is reasonable, the referees’ union in principle reports the facts to the National Council of Ethics, unless the referees’ union hears it,” says Olivier Lamar, president of SAFE, the elite football referees’ union. We did it with Antoine Combovare, as we have done many times since the start of the season. The president of the CNE, who takes his task to heart, systematically answers us, telling us that he is handing over to the disciplinary committee. »
So the National Council of Ethics decided to seize the disciplinary committee of the LFP to summon the coach of FC Nantes. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, November 2. Antoine Kombouaré is risking several matches of suspension.