Ligue 1: Chapron conceded "permitted disputed target" Only "beauty of gesture" (with an example on OM)

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Tony Chapron made a surprising revelation during an intervention at the Late Football Club, Canal+ on Monday. The former Ligue 1 referee, retired for four years, admitted that his aesthetics had validated controversial goals during his career.

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He answered honestly. Even if it means grinding some teeth. Tony Chapron made a surprising revelation during an intervention on the show “Let’s Football Club” aired on Canal+ on Monday. During the OM-PAOK last week in the first leg of the Europa Conference League (2–1) quarter-finals, as part of the debate on the legality of Dmitry Payet’s goal, a question about his career was asked: “Did you Is controversial allowed just aiming for the beauty of the gesture?” And the 49-year-old former referee did not survive.

“Yes, because we are human and we love football,” he replied with a smile. When you see a great goal and you say to yourself: ‘There could be a small mistake’, the gesture is so beautiful that You validate it. Will it turn into a story?” For a club conceding the goal, it probably changes a lot of things. But Mr. Chapron, who blew his whistle in January 2018, takes his words for granted.

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“Me, when I go to the stadium I’m interested in seeing extraordinary goals. From time to time, yes, you get fascinated by a player’s gesture.” Having led 433 professional matches (including 216 in Ligue 1 and 5 in the Champions League), the ex-officio cites a concrete example.

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In August 2015, he validated a brilliant goal from Lucas Ocampos in a major win for OM against Troyes at the Velodrome (6–0). Except that by making his acrobatic recovery, the Argentine attacking midfielder put his foot too close to an opponent’s head. “There, you say to yourself: ‘Yes, it’s dangerous, but it’s so beautiful. Come on, let’s validate it'”, recalls Chapron, who exercised prior to VAR’s appearance. A tool little compatible with a referee’s personal assessment.

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