Previous
Lazio
Torino
1
3
FT
Game Details
Espanyol
Girona
0
1
FT
Game Details
Reading
Cardiff City
2
2
FT
Game Details
Manchester United
Manchester City
1
2
FT
Game Details
Southampton
Arsenal
1
1
FT
Game Details
Liverpool
Everton
1
1
FT
Game Details
Real Betis
Atletico Madrid
0
1
FT
Game Details
Villarreal
Barcelona
0
2
FT
Game Details
Next
 By Mark Rodden

Valenciennes' David Le Frapper gets two-match ban for sexist ref rant

David Le Frapper
Le Frapper's comments were not well-received by the league's disciplinary committee despite his apology.

Valenciennes manager David Le Frapper must serve a two-game match day ban as a result of his sexist remarks about a female referee.

Le Frapper, 44, was widely condemned earlier this month after hitting out at Stephanie Frappart following her decision not to award his side a penalty during a Ligue 2 match against Laval.

"Apparently there's a penalty but she didn't see it or she was too far away," he said following the game. "She was doing ice-skating before... I don't know."

The Valenciennes boss apologised shortly afterwards, also saying that a female referee in a man's sport was "complicated" and that Frappart "shouldn't be in the wrong profession."

On Thursday Le Frapper appeared before a league disciplinary committee and they took a dim view of his comments.

"After hearing Mr David Le Frapper, the committee decided to punish him with a four-game ban -- with two suspended -- from the pitch, the referee's room and from all official duties," a statement from the committee said.

The ban will take effect from Dec. 1.

Reacting to Le Frapper's initial remarks, the French referees' union SAFE had condemned them as being "from another time."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.