The Basics Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo got angry at the referee overseeing the game between the Parisians and Lens. In question: a mistake made by Neymr Jr. that, according to Leonardo, could have been whistled.
Leonardo, sporting director of Paris SG, attacked the referee of the match against Lens (2-1) shortly after the meeting and called out Mr Brisard in the dressing room and accused him of not whistling a whistle. Mistake on Neymar.
In the images broadcast by Canal + at the end of the game, we see the Brazilian front runner raise his tone against the referee, whom he accuses of not having seen a failure in a muscle intervention by Jonathan Clauss on Neymar, who was spinning on the gate alone ( 90.).
ud83d udde8 ufe0f “If everyone is talking to you, there is a reason!”
Tensions between Leonardo and the referee after #PSGRCL ud83d udde3 ufe0f pic.twitter.com/J7t2TKezvJ
– Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) May 1, 2021
“If everyone is talking to you, there is a reason. It is not possible that 20 people see and you do not,” said Leonardo, very angry. “Even your behavior at the end of the day is ‘I, I know I do …’ but you don’t,” he added, believing that a decision that was favorable at the time – the game – could have saved the PSG a tense end of the meeting. “In the end, it complicates the game for free, for free! And it’s not the first time it’s happened, and every time it’s you,” he continued.
Take on Neymar with both legs … Not for lack of VAR
Crutch runs on the knee … No mistake, no VAR
Brisard Masterclass …
Leonardo was nice # PSGRCL pic.twitter.com/CeUM0PUYX2
– Tamara Copland (@QuiTuSuisJe) May 1, 2021
The one who became sporting director of the Paris Club again in 2019 has already had problems with the French Referees Association in the past. During his first term at PSG (2011-2013), Leonardo was suspended for nine months for bumping into a referee during a PSG-Valenciennes game (1-1) at Parc des Princes in 2013. The sanction, which was increased to a 14-month suspension on appeal, was then lifted by the State Council.