French referee Stéphanie Frappart escorted by police to go away a stadium | EUROtoday

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SA scene as inconceivable because it was disastrous, Saturday May 25 within the night, in Greece. Panathinaikos confronted Aris Salonika within the ultimate of the Greek Football Cup.

The assembly, which occurred behind closed doorways to keep away from excesses from supporters, in a season the place Greek soccer is going through an explosion of violence – culminating within the demise of two supporters throughout fights between two camps –, was refereed by Frenchwoman Stéphanie Frappart. She was appointed to be the primary girl to referee this ultimate. A second in historical past which was a nightmare for the referee, who needed to be evacuated from the stadium below police escort on the finish of the match, in keeping with TF1 Info.

Stéphanie Frappart, pioneer of feminine referees, didn’t skimp on the playing cards through the ultimate. In simply 20 minutes, through the second half of the match, the referee handed out three pink playing cards: Giannis Kotsiras (51ePanathinaikos), Vladimir Darida (65eAris Salonika) and Jean Jules (71e, Aris Salonika). Aris Salonika subsequently completed the match at 9, in opposition to ten for its opponent… And misplaced on the finish of the suspense, with a purpose from Georgios Vagiannidis within the ninetiethe +7.

The president of Aris “hunts” the referee

A state of affairs that drove the shedding staff loopy. Already upset through the match, the French referee this time needed to flee gamers, workers and managers of Aris Salonika, who needed to combat together with her. The president of the membership, Theodoros Karypidis, being essentially the most virulent. The membership added a layer on social networks. In an Instagram submit, Aris printed the photograph of Stéphanie Frappart, with the only caption “VOL…”.