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European: Barthez accused of spitting at ref!

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posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 12:18 PM
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Fabien Barthez has been accused of spitting at a referee and, if found guilty, could be banned for a lengthy period by the authorities. Moroccan referee Abdellah El Achiri has told his country's footballing federation that the Marseille keeper spat in his face during l'OM's friendly with Wydad.

The Casablanca clash boiled over when El Achiri sent off French defender Frederic Dehu which sparked a free-for-all. Barthez, who was actually on the bench, stormed onto the pitch to jostle the referee and that is when the spitting incident is alleged to have taken place. If the Moroccan authorities pass the case on to Fifa, a long suspension would be on the cards for the former Manchester United number one.

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posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 12:19 PM
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the fact that he stormed off the bench to confront the ref make things look worse. and this was a friendly, what is he thinking!!!


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posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 12:20 PM
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Yeah this doesn't actually look too good if he did do it. The ban he could get could finish his career...



posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 04:09 PM
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i think there hope would be that due to it being a friendly, the morrocons might let it go lightly,

any ideas why they where playing a friendly? was it a charity match?


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posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 04:28 PM
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I can't see them letting it go lightly, the FA and Fifa have been clamping down on things like this, friendly or not it is just plain wrong. Havn't a clue why they was playing...

Don't forget he did get away with pulling out his weapon and pissing on the pitch during a game and got away with it...



posted on Feb, 17 2005 @ 04:47 PM
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yer, it just that the article says if the (morrocons authoity) pass it on to fifa,

maybe marsille will stump up some money for nothing comes to it



posted on Feb, 18 2005 @ 03:43 PM
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Once a twat, always a twat....



posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 07:57 AM
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Originally posted by dilly
Once a twat, always a twat....


yip, i think its pretty sad when playing a friendly, running of the bench and then (if he did) spit at the ref says hes pretty sad



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