Stéphanie Frappart went through hell in Greece!

Stéphanie Frappart went through hell in Greece!
Stéphanie Frappart went through hell in Greece!

It was a great opportunity for Stéphanie Frappart. The French referee had been chosen by the Greek federation to referee the final of the national cup, which opposed Panathinaikos and Aris Salonika (final victory for Pana 1-0, Editor’s note). A choice to call on foreign referees which has become recurrent and which aims in particular to calm tensions in local football following numerous incidents in recent times. The meeting was also held behind closed doors.

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Well it was real hell for Frappart. The referee thus expelled three players during the match: Kotsiras from Panathinaikos in the 51st minute, then two players from Aris in quick succession, Darida (65th) and Jean Jules (61st). Rather justified decisions, but which quite upset the Salonika club, which then conceded the defeat goal in the 90th + 7. When the final whistle blew, she was attacked.

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The police had to intervene

Players and members of the Aris staff were thus very aggressive in their reproaches and demands against the referee, being particularly threatening in their attitude. But it was the president of the club, Theodoros Karypidis, who was the most virulent and went so far as to grab him. Particularly frightening scenes…

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So much so that Stéphanie Frappart had to be escorted by the police to be able to leave the field, in a more than tense context, forcing the police to intervene between the Frenchwoman and the players and managers of Aris. An evening that unfortunately she will not soon forget and which once again highlights the big problems of Greek football…

Pub. THE 05/26/2024 09:22
Update 05/26/2024 09:36

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