Mistakes change the course of the championship - Lyon president

Sun 26 September 2021 | 13:58

Lyon drew with Lorient just one week after suffering defeat to PSG, and Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas believes the referees are to blame.

Lyon hosted Lorient last night at the Groupama Stadium and Emerson was sent off after just 15 minutes. The match ended 1-1 with the two teams sharing the spoils.

Aulas said Emerson should not have been sent off and the VAR should have intervened in such a situation, and also argued that such mistakes could change the champion at the end of the season.

"I would have liked a match on equal terms,"

he said to Prime Video

. "When the teams are of quality, it comes normally but, as in Paris strangely, we find ourselves disappointed. Not disappointed with the result as such, but disappointed with the quality of refereeing and especially what the VAR does not do.

"For the red card which brings the free kick and the goal, the player is one metre away and touches Emerson's heel, there is no fault. In addition he lost the ball which is four metres in front, how can the referee give a red card?

"Third error of the referee, we see that Jason Denayer covers the action so Emerson is not the last defender. Finally the free kick is fired seven metres from the so-called foul.

"I am extremely disappointed because VAR does not provide what it should. A referee can be wrong, the VAR must correct the errors, so a huge disappointment not as a club leader but as a member of an institution, of the league.

"There are such important issues, in Paris everyone could see it, but no one of the officials has spoken to say the monstrous error of judgement, which in my opinion is not very good on the will to progress.

"We all make mistakes and we have to admit it because it changes the course of the championship. We have just lost five points because of refereeing errors."

Lyon coach Peter Bosz also agreed with the club president and believed that mistakes were being made.

Bosz said

: "I no longer understand the decisions. Was the VAR there today? It happens in football, but three or four times in such a short period of time, normally in football it's over a whole season."


are seventh in the table with 12 points from eight matches.



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