A sequence of the RMC Sport film of the semi-final second leg of the Champions League between Manchester City and PSG (2-0) supports the accusations made by Marco Verratti against the referee, Björn Kuipers.
Marco Verratti was right after the match last Tuesday. The images leave little room for doubt. The referee of the semi-final second leg of the Champions League between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday (2-0), the Dutchman Björn Kuipers, insulted Marco Verratti by giving him a sad “fuck you”.
The insult is heard twice on a sequence of the film RMC Sport devoted to the elimination of Paris Saint-Germain in the last four of the C1. But only one seems to come from the mouth of the referee, the first, the lips of Björn Kuipers being then synchronized with the insult.
In the general excitement surrounding this “incident”, which follows a mistake by the Italian, the words used by Björn Kuipers do not seem to trigger any particular reaction, except in Marco Verratti. The second insult heard, on the other hand, is not pronounced by the referee.
Kuipers would also have said “fuck off” to Paredes
“If I say that, I take ten games,” regretted Marco Verratti at the microphone of RMC Sport, after the match. “I would like to say something: we talk about respect with the referees, but he said: ‘Fuck off’ to Leandro Paredes. If we say that, we have a penalty of three or four matches,” Ander certified for his part. Herrera.
Without going too far on the subject, the sports director of Paris Saint-Germain, Leonardo, also reacted. “We talked about that, I think you found the footage. It’s so clear I’m not even commenting,” said the Brazilian.
“It’s a shame, the way, I don’t want to base our elimination on the question of the refereeing but I think there were a lot of situations that maybe weren’t handled well” by the referee , he added. Coach Mauricio Pochettino did not want to dwell on the subject.