In their post-match interview, following the elimination of PSG by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final, Ander Herrera and Marco Verratti claimed on RMC Sport that the referee had shown a lack of respect. .
Has Björn Kuipers lost his nerves? The Dutch referee was accused by Ander Herrera and Marco Verratti of insulting Paris Saint-Germain players on Tuesday evening in the Champions League semi-final second leg won 2-0 by Manchester City (the English club qualified by winning 4-1 over the entire double confrontation).
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At the microphone of RMC Sport, Ander Herrera indeed explained that Leonardo Paredes had been the victim of Mr. Kuipers: “We speak of respect with the referees, but he said fuck off in Paredes. I would like to say that if we say that, it is sure that we would take a penalty of three or four games “.
Verratti: “If I say fuck you, I take ten matches”
A few minutes later, still in front of our cameras, Marco Verratti responded and indicated that he too had been targeted: “Me too he told me fuck you. If I say fuck you, I take ten games. Of course I talk a lot with the referee, but I never say fuck you“.
The second period of this meeting gained in tension in the last twenty minutes, with the exclusion of Angel Di Maria (69th). The referee waved a red card against the Argentine winger, guilty of a bad gesture on Fernandinho. Björn Kuipers then warned Marco Verratti, who chained a double fault and disputes. Kevin De Bruyne and Oleksandr Zinchenko, also very angry, also received a yellow card in the wake. Then in the last minutes, Presnel Kimpembe and Danilo Pereira, authors of gross faults, were also warned.