Yuri GROMOV, “FACTS”
42-year-old French referee Antony Gautier, who had experience on the matches of the group stage of the Champions League, has gone into politics.
According to the publication L’equipe, the experienced referee has decided to run for mayor in his hometown Biel (province Nord) with a population of about 15 thousand people, and gained 50.3% of the vote against 27.2% of the incumbent mayor Mark denesha.
The lack of experience in politics, Gautier considers a particular problem. In an interview with 20 minutes, Anthony noted that “even in politics, at least at the match between PSG and “Marseille” you have to choose a clear course and follow it“.
We will add that the referee spent in Ligue 1, the French top division, more than 250 matches, twice (2011 and 2013) recognized the Union of football players, the best referee in the League. Also worked on matches of the European Cup, where they intersect in the Ukrainian teams. In qualifying UEFA Champions League 2012/2013, the Frenchman recorded an away victory “Dynamo” in Dutch “Feyenord” (1:0), and the group stage of the tournament in the same season under his guidance defeated the visiting Danish “nordsjalland” (5:2).
Gauthier met in the competition with Shakhtar and Dynamo
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that the Slovenian referee Slavko Vincic caught in a scandal, being arrested in the Bosnian town of Bijeljina.
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