Speaking to reporters following OGC Nice’s 3-2 loss to Dijon, the south of France side’s club president Jean-Pierre Rivière took aim at recent officiating.
“I am shocked. Enough is enough, for matches in a row we have been playing 12 vs 11. How can the referee not give a penalty on Makengo against Toulouse and another give a penalty tonight because our player puts his hand on the shoulder of an opponent? It was an imaginary penalty! It is saddening, there is no coherence in French football. I invite the commission of referees to re-watch our matches. French refereeing must look at itself!”