ASSE-MONACO: "they don’t mean well"Hot moments captured by referee’s microphone

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During the match between Saint-Etienne and Monaco (1-4) on Day 34 of Ligue 1 this Saturday, the referee of the meeting, Bastien DeChapé, was armed with a microphone provided by broadcaster Prime Video.

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Bastian Dechepy, the referee of Saturday’s Ligue 1 meeting between Saint-Etienne and Monaco, won by ASM (4-1), was armed with a microphone. The innovation was made possible by the will of broadcaster Prime Video, which tried out the experiment last February, and that of LFP.

Prime Video published several excerpts this Sunday where Bastien DeChappy explains his various decisions to players, but also to VAR. From the eighth minute, the man with the whistle signaled for a video assist that there was no penalty for a possible foul on Denis Bouanga, who had fallen after contact with Benot Badiachille. Depecchi explains, “The ball is there, Micah is messed up (Lessage in charge of the VAR editor’s note), but to me it’s not punishable”.

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In the first goal of the game, scored by Wissam Ben Yedder (23rd), Bastian Dechepy told his assistants to “be cautious about the festivities”. At the same time, Denis Bouanga arrives to demand an explanation for the previous action: “Can I talk to you? Free kick there, he hits with his hand!”. “Yes there is a hand, I agree with you, the referee responds. On the other hand, the hand is like that and it is completely accidental, there is no gesture. The hand is actually affixed to the body, it is natural.”

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“He is pushed but has a goal”, confirms Dechepy on action by Kevin Woland (25th) for the second goal. Wahbi Khajri scored from the penalty spot (40th) to reduce Pascal Dupraj’s team’s score. “Micah for me, it’s not just the ball,” says the referee for VAR, who reckons his decision against Monegasque, making sure the video confirms the decision. player. I have the impression that with the other leg, he removes the support leg. Penalty Confirmed”, can we hear in the cabin.

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The match was interrupted for 35 minutes

Just before the break, the match was interrupted for a plume of smoke billowing into the lawn. “We have to get the players back here safely”, the representative asks. Bastian Dechepy then speaks to the fourth referee: “Nico, are you taking time?”. “We interrupt. They’ll make a microphone announcement. And we’ll start again,” he then told captain Wissam Ben Yedder.

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Bastian Dechepy also had to manage Wahabi Kahzy, who was unhappy with taking a yellow card and who had come to complain about a mistake by Wissam Ben Yedder, convicted of the same interference. “Come meet me, Mr. Khajri! Can I talk to you? Now we’ll move on. I put it on you, now it’s like that. Whether you like it or not, it’s wrong. Now lay what I want You are there till the end of the match. So don’t follow me!”.

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Khajri was not the only one to complain about the referee’s decisions, such as Ryad Boudebouz: “Wolland and Golovin, they put a lot of soles and this… I think, moreover, they don’t have good intentions. This is a one.” Bad guy, they come, they put stuff… Golovin in particular, he likes to put some punches.” Understood, DeCheppy replied: “I put my team on alert for that second period, okay? Trust us.”

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Then the meeting will be interrupted again for new jets of smoke (67th). “We warned for that once, there’s a second! If you hit something like that on the head, it’s dangerous. So we go to the locker room. It’s protocol.” The match finally ended well after 35 minutes of play was halted.

As soon as it acquired its rights, Amazon asked the LFP to be able to conduct such an experiment, “to improve the quality of retransmissions” and “to help understand arbitration decisions”.

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