Marco Verratti will have to deal with the repercussions regarding his criticism of the refereeing in Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-1 loss to FC Nantes this past weekend.
According to RMC Sport, Verratti will have a hearing on March 2nd with the LFP Disciplinary Committee after his remarks. The Italy international risk suspension.
“We can’t even talk to the referee (…) We have to take responsibility because sometimes we get shit on by the referees,” Verratti said to Canal Plus.
The 29-year-old faces the possibility of a three-game suspension for “hurtful behavior,” and it could go up to five games for “rude behavior.” It remains to be seen how the LFP Disciplinary Committee will judge his critical remarks.
Verratti is also missing this weekend’s match against AS Saint-Etienne due to yellow card accumulation. If the midfielder is suspended for his criticism, he will not play until March 9th against Real Madrid, so he will go into the crucial match not having played since February 19th.
On the bright side, he will be healthy but might not have the match fitness others might have heading into that second leg if the LFP does indeed suspend him.