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Top 14: "I cannot be silent", when Quesada criticizes the arbitration of Bayonne-Stade Français


The defeat of Stade Français in stoppage time in Bayonne on a last imaginary penalty awarded by the referee was not to the taste of the Parisian manager.

What happened is almost scandalous!

There were a lot of things that we did not understand

, ”launched the Franco-Argentinian technician during the press conference following the defeat of Stade Français, 29 to 26, on the lawn of Aviron Bayonnais.

Before explaining the reasons for his anger.

We are not paranoid.

It's not the referee's fault.

We put him in a very tough situation.

It's difficult to referee when you grew up in the Basque Country and you know the atmosphere in Bayonne like Mr. Praderie.

We know it's hard not to let yourself be influenced.


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We gave him this meeting and he did the best he could.

We knew it would be hard for Vivien.

I know him, I trained Biarritz.

He kisses all Biarritz players.

He knows that everyone says he is from Biarritz and bringing him to referee here in Bayonne was complicated for him.

The last time we lost in Bayonne, two years ago, I'll let you guess who was refereeing.

Today, the defeat does not depend only on us and I cannot be silent.


This posed, Gonzalo Quesada underlined two incomprehensible decisions.

Not getting out a yellow card after a series of scrums with 5-6 fouls (


) in a row, and, afterwards, giving them the penalty at the end for a player of ours who does not come out of the tackle when it is not is not the case.

And let that decide the outcome of the match… It's hard and unfair.


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However, the Stade Français manager concluded by paying tribute to the victorious opponent.

Afterwards, Bayonne didn't steal anything from anyone.

I admire the work done here.

Now we have to try to keep the frustration to ourselves and not complain too much about this afternoon, because we have injuries (Ivaldi, ribs) and Montpellier who arrive next week.


His criticisms of arbitration could, however, earn him a summons from the League's Disciplinary Committee, which does not trifle with this subject.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2023-02-18

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