Ligue 1 – PSG: Tension in the tunnel as Al-Khelaifi, Tuchel, Mbappe and Draxler vent about the referee
Ligue 1 – PSG Their complaints were caught on camera
Paris Saint-Germain suffered a humiliating 5-1 loss at Lille on Sunday night and the Ligue 1 leaders were furious about the refereeing in the match.
With Juan Bernat having been sent off by Benoit Bastien and with two Kylian Mbappe goals having been ruled out in the first 45 minutes, PSG were angry as they came inside at half time.
Their complaints were caught on camera by J+1 and the comments made were as follows.
“This is the same referee who gave three penalties against us against Guingamp,” Thomas Tuchel said first off.
“I already told him, he’s the same one,” sporting director Antero Henrique chimed in.
“This referee sent us out of the Coupe de la Ligue and now he sends off players, he sends everyone out,” added Mbappe.
“Why is there VAR if you don’t check it?” shouted Julian Draxler, who was urged to remain calm by Alphonse Areola.
“The level of refereeing in France has to improve,” Nasser Al-Khelaifi muttered to round off the venting.
? J+1 (@jplusun) April 14, 2019
Al-Khelaifi then caused a scene in the second half in the presidential box.
Luis Campos, an assistant to Lille president Gerard Lopez said that these decisions are the kind that are made away from Paris and Al-Khelaifi was annoyed by this comment.
According to L’Equipe, a number of comments were exchanged back and forth and Campos even left the box early.