Largely dominated by Nantes, especially in the first period, PSG also faced the arbitration of an unleashed Mikaël Lesage.
PSG cannot hide behind the referee to explain their defeat against a Nantes master of the game as rarely, but it is clear that Kylian Mbappé will remember Mikaël Lesage’s performance for a long time. The French striker had already had harsh words against the latter at the start of the year during the match against Brest after taking a warning, Mbappé expressing his anger to the 4th referee: ” How did I get a yellow card? But how could I have taken yellow card? Come on, get out of there! You don’t even know how to referee here. You don’t even know how to referee. It’s always the same in this league. If it’s still the same. You (the fourth referee), you’re next, you can’t see. “Saturday evening, Mbappé, who was warned once again for an unclear reason, said nothing but it was his teammate Marco Verratti who summed up the thoughts of a lot of people at the microphone of Canal +. ” How is it possible to take so many yellow cards? When we speak with the referee, we cannot do it. He’s the only referee in the world who acts like that. We got pissed off by the referees “Launched the Italian midfielder from PSG.
Mikaël Lesage a “haughty and contemptuous” referee
Completely deserved victory @FCNantes in a magnificent Beaujoire. Congratulations to Nantes. On the other hand, as usual, the performance of the referee is crazy. I had already said that about Mr Lesage after a match at the velodrome between OM and Lille. Haughty and contemptuous attitude.
—Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) February 19, 2022
And Marco Verratti is not the only one to believe that the referee had exceeded the limits with 6 warnings issued to Parisian players, and above all totally inconsistent decisions, including against FC Nantes. And Mohamed Bouhafsi, even if he no longer works in football, put a big tackle on Mikaël Lesage for all of his work: “ Completely deserved victory for FC Nantes in a magnificent Beaujoire. Congratulations to Nantes. On the other hand, as usual, the arbitration on both sides is crazy. I had already said that about Mr Lesage after a match at the velodrome between OM and Lille. Haughty and contemptuous attitude. There is no doubt that we will talk about the events that took place during this match for a few more days, the referee having unfortunately stolen the show from a remarkable Nantes team.