AC Arles defends themselves after a 22-1 victory

Less talked about than Kylian Mbappé’s move to Madrid, the affair of the rigged match between AC Arles and Septèmes, in Regional 2 Mediterranean League, made a lot of noise. Indeed, the 22-1 victory of Arles, which allows the club to move to the top of its league with the difference in goals, questions Provence. This heavy victory, announced by Arles on his Facebook account, without showing the score, remains “in reserve” on the site of the League for the time being. While, according to RMC Sportthe Mediterranean League has launched an investigation into this match, the Arles club has reacted to this controversy.

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«All week, the Arléș players worked to prepare this decisive meeting in the last straight line of the champion in the rhythm of 4 training sessions. Coach Michel Estevan placed particular emphasis on offensive work, assures the amateur club. DAre we being blamed for scoring goals when possible? In certain media, we read the report of the president of FC Septèmes who chose to move with the remaining staff. Only one player from Septèmes was present during the first leg, “the players let us go” is proposed by Mr. Salah Nasri, the president of FC Septèmes on a website. We received the opposing team at 2.30 pm under the eyes of the delegate of the Ligue de la Méditerranée. Septèmes’s players could only warm up 5 minutes before the license check. The opposing goalkeeper seemed to be occupying this position for the first time. And the match was refereed by an official National 2 referee, accompanied by two experienced assistant referees. And if FC Septèmes hadn’t come to Arles, would we have shouted at the scandal? I played a 90-minute football match in front of a totally demobilized team», Maybe on pounds on Facebook.

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