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 By Ian Holyman

Ref Tony Chapron faces disciplinary action for kicking Diego Carlos

The referee who kicked out at Nantes player Diego Carlos during a game against Paris Saint-Germain has been summoned to appear before the French Football League (LFP) Disciplinary Commission.

Tony Chapron, 45, will face the commission on Feb. 8 after kicking out at Carlos following an apparently accidental collision between the pair at the Stade de la Beaujoire last Sunday.

Chapron sent the player off for a second bookable offence only to subsequently admit he had made a mistake, leading to the...

 By Ian Holyman

Diego Carlos: Ref collision during Paris Saint-Germain game 'historic'

Nantes defender Diego Carlos has described his collision with referee Tony Chapron in the game against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday as "historic."

Carlos was shown a second yellow card in added time of his team's 1-0 defeat despite seemingly colliding accidentally with Chapron, who then kicked out at him.

"I think what happened is historic, that's never been seen before, that's why so much has been said about it," he said.

"When it happened, I didn't understand. He cut me up when he changed direction....