Dimitri Payet’s comments to be investigated after latest Ligue 1 referee insults

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Olympique Marseille’s French international Dimitri Payet is to be investigated by the Ligue 1 disciplinary committee after the player criticised the refereeing performance during OM’s draw with Olympique Lyonnais.

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It was a rough weekend for French referees. While Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s outburst against the official after Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of Girondins de Bordeaux, Payet’s insults went under the radar.

The former Saint-Etienne man was unhappy that the ref missed a Marseille goal when Lucas Ocampos’s effort crossed the goalline after it was parried by Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

The league’s disciplinary committee will meet to discuss whether Payet has a case to answer, and, if so, the player will have up to three weeks to explain his actions according to France Football.

He will potentially face a four-match suspension.

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