His words, on December 22, after the draw in Lyon (1-1), were not passed. Summoned by the disciplinary committee of the Professional Football League, Frédéric Antonetti was sentenced to a suspension match, by revocation of reprieve, « from the sidelines, from the referees’ locker room and from all official functions ». This sanction will apply during the meeting between FC Metz and Nice, on January 23 (1 p.m.).
In Lyon, the Corsican technician had fulminated against a disputed goal refused to Opa Nguette, criticizing a « football circus » and still speaking of a « rigged game » when discussing the organization of the African Cup of Nations in full month of january. Already excluded against Reims (1-1) and Paris (1-2), earlier this season, Antonetti will therefore experience a third match from the stands. The last time, the case brought good luck to his deputy, Benoît Tavenot, coach for a day during the victory in Brest (1-2).