French Cup: Gaultier and Comboure defend Frappart, targeted by petitions ahead of final

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Christophe Gaultier and Antoine Comboure react this Friday to the appointment of Stephanie Fraparte to referee the final of the Coupe de France on 7 May between OGC Nice and FC Nantes. While supporters of Aglons started a number of petitions opposing this choice, both technicians paid tribute to the referee.

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Christophe Gaultier and Antoine Comboure showed their support for Stephanie Frapart. The latter’s choice to referee the Coupe de France final between OGC Nice and FC Nantes (Saturday 7 May) is strongly criticized by many observers, to the point that Eglon supporters, who believe that Frappart is competent or biased. No, even several petitions have been started. A montage showing the referee in a Canaris jersey and scarf is also broadcast on the social network.

Appearing at a press conference two days before facing Troy in Ligue 1 (3 p.m. on Sunday), Gaultier played down any controversy. “I think he is one of the best referees in the championship. If he was appointed to referee it is because people trust him to organize this kind of match and I am sure of that. I don’t see anything in that “somebody who doesn’t like OGC Nice. I don’t think it is a political choice to appoint a woman. This is a completely professional choice. petitions? This is a game of supporters and social networks. We should not start petitions”, the Riviera technician decided.

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His Nantes counterpart gave a similar speech. “Frappart? I have nothing more to say,” said Comboure, before the reporters before the Bordeaux reception (3 p.m. on Sunday). This is the least of my concerns. We accept the decisions taken by the authorities. It’s great that it’s her . “

On Thursday, Stephanie Frapart (38) was appointed by the Federal Commission of Referees, with the support of the FFF Executive Committee, to referee the final of the Coupe de France, making her the first woman to officiate at this competition level. Went. The person concerned said she was “delighted and proud” of the decision and wanted to “thank the FFF” for the trust given.

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