Saturday, Jean-Pierre Caillot had castigated the arbitration of Jérémy Stinat, guilty in his eyes of having made several errors of assessment, during the draw conceded at home against Lyon (1-1). Reached by telephone in “L’Équipe de Greg”, the Reims leader persisted and signed. “It’s taboo what I’m saying, I know I’m going to take the Disciplinary Committee dearly with everything I’ve said, but I fully assume it. If you knew the number of messages that I receive from other presidents who tell me that I say aloud what everyone thinks quietly. »
Caillot notably attacked the lack of uniformity of refereeing decisions on Ligue 1 grounds. “I demand a clear policy with decisions that are the same on all grounds… It’s been three matches in a row where the refereeing decisions are not consistent because the same causes have not had the same effects “, he denounced.
“Referees are prison doors who do not even agree to dialogue”
Regarding the possibilities of changing the current situation, the president of the Stade de Reims was rather pessimistic. “I’ve been president for 20 years, I’ve been meeting referees for years and we’ve had meetings with them… They’re good people, I don’t question their honesty and their skills. When you meet them, discussions are normal. But on the ground, things are different. The referees are prison doors who do not even agree to dialogue. Today, our relations with French arbitration prohibit us from having a dialogue (constructive), which leads to a big misunderstanding. »