One hand on the referee Alexandre Castro’s breasts was enough for Castro would show a red card for Thiago Silva in PSG’s league match against Valenciennes.
– He puts the hand on the referee. Something else I can not see. He lays his hands on the referee and the referee chooses to take direct red card. But as the situation arises, a little common sense why the red card? It is not an aggressive act, says expert Hasse Backe on TV4 Sport.
In the stands sat Marco Verratti, David Beckham and Salvatore Sirigu, all suspended after being given an red card in the previous round meeting with Evian. They then got to see Thiago Silva face the same fate after the incident in the match. Whereupon PSG players protested vigorously.
– I can buy it in a different situation but it is not associated with any event or any brawl.
The game started with the guests who had already surprisingly taken the lead. After 17 minutes, Valenciennes came on the left side of the field as Gaël Danic scored 1-0 on the goal keeper.
With a man less PSG was unable to, despite a leash by chance, to turn the match. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a really nice chance when he shrugged off two defenders but the shot only went off the far post.
In addition to the league leader had several fine finish at corners and it was that way Alex finally got the equalizer. But there was only one point, which means that PSG now leads the league with seven points ahead of Marseille with three rounds remaining.
Marseille’s hope is PSG now primarily lose the next league match against third-place Lyon. A match the Paris team is forced to play without suspended Thiago Silva, Marco Verratti and Salvatore Sirigu.
– They surely can not? Or they can, writes chasing Marseille’s Joey Barton on PSG on Twitter.
Zlatan continued protests against the referee team after the final whistle and was warned then.
– You want to shine for the cameras, said Zlatan to the referee.