The meeting opposed, this Sunday, June 4 at midday, Gérardmer to Dommartin-lès-Remiremont, in Departmental 3 (9th division). At the end of the match, after a tense encounter, a Gérardmer player and the referee “went head to head, the referee fell and (the player) kicked him on the ground […] He kicked him in the head.”according to testimonies collected by the president of the club, Fabrice Defranoux, who did not attend the meeting.
The referee, targeted by ” a headbutt “ then, once on the ground, by ” a kick “, suffered from a slight loss of consciousness “Said the gendarmerie of Épinal, joined by AFP. The referee “did not really know where he lived and was taken to Remiremont hospital (30 km away) for a scan”, explained Mr. Defranoux, which was confirmed by the gendarmerie.
“There is a problem with the referees, they are always the men to be beaten, both by the public and by the players”, he lamented. “When we see the insults they take, we should not be surprised that there are no more”, the manager said sorry.