Jean-Marc Furlan suspended for his middle finger gestures

As reported previously, Jean-Marc Furlan has been relieved of his managerial duties at AJ Auxerre. But the official confirmation of his departure is still pending.

L’Équipe report that the Frenchman has received a four-match suspension for his double middle finger gestures aimed at the Clermont supporters in the Ligue 1 fixture on October 9.

The Disciplinary Commission of the LFP sanctioned him with four matches of suspension, one of which is suspended, for his improper attitude toward the opposition supporters.

Explaining the situation, the report elaborates that Furlan used his middle finger gesture to mock the Clermont supporters after his team had to succumb to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Les Lanciers.

The manager’s action did not escape the fourth referee’s eyes as he earned himself a straight red card. While leaving the field, the manager raised his middle finger once again to ridicule the home supporters.

Later, Auxerre released a statement, declaring that the coach’s actions do “not align with the values of respect and fair-play which the club has always advocated for and extolled. We would like to offer an apology to the Clermont fans as well as our own supporters.”

GFFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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