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Football: France suspends referee who kicked player

PARIS: The referee who kicked a player during a French Ligue 1 game and then sent him off has been suspended “until further notice”, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Monday (Jan 15).

Tony Chapron kicked Diego Carlos of Nantes towards the end of Sunday’s match against Paris Saint-Germain after being knocked over when the pair collided in a bizarre incident.

Chapron then showed the player a second yellow card, although that has now been rescinded, the French league told AFP, freeing him to play in their…

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