Racism: Gastien spared, Slimani did not convince

During the match won in Clermont (1-3) last month, Islam Slimani accused Johan Gastien of racism. The Disciplinary Committee had been seized to investigate the contradictory versions of the two players. But ultimately, there is nothing to confirm the declaration of the Brest striker.

Islam Slimani will have it bad. During the Ligue 1 match won at Clermont (1-3) on October 23, the Brest striker seriously accused his opponent Johan Gastien. The Algerian had complained to the fourth referee to denounce the words of the Clermontois. ” He called me dirty Arab โ€œ, had dropped the former player of Olympique Lyonnais, before evoking the insult โ€œ dirty bad guy after the meeting. This version change may have already affected his credibility.

In any case, the Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Football League was still seized. And after investigation and listening to the various hearings, the report submitted to the instance gives no result. Our colleagues from L’Equipe indicate that there is nothing to support one of the two versions given. It is therefore the word of Islam Slimani against that of Johan Gastien. Under these conditions, the disciplinary committee, which will meet this Wednesday evening, should confirm the impossibility of deciding. The Clermontois will not be sanctioned, he who had defended himself via an official press release.

Yohan Gastien risked a lot

After more than 400 professional games, in four different clubs and against many teams, I could never have believed that one day I would be accused of such remarks.reacted the son of coach Pascal Gastien. I feel deeply damaged in my integrity as a man after such accusations. This does not match my values โ€‹โ€‹and my upbringing. I have never been a racist person and I strongly condemn anyone who could be the authors of such remarks. According to the regulations of the French Football Federation, the midfielder risked 10 games of suspension.

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