Kylian Mbappé and Julian Draxler vented their fury at the referee after Paris Saint-Germain were on the receiving end of an astonishing 5-1 thrashing away at Lille on Sunday night.
It was PSG’s worst defeat for 10 years and saw them fluff the chance to seal the Ligue 1 title for the second weekend running.
And footage captured in the tunnel after the full-time whistle shows Draxler having to be restrained by goalkeeper Alphonse Areola as he raged at the referee.
Julian Draxler looking like he wanted to fight the referee: “You have VAR – why don’t you use it? Explain that to me! Explain that to me!” pic.twitter.com/pZkAIZqU04
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) April 14, 2019
“Why do we have VAR if you do not look? Explain that to me!” Draxler can be heard shouting in the video
Meanwhile Mbappé, who had two goals disallowed for offside, was equally furious.
“This referee takes the Coupe de la Ligue from us, he takes our players from us, he takes everything,” said Mbappé.
And PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi wasn’t too happy either.
“We need to raise the level of French football! We need to raise the level of French football!” he shouted.
Les Parisiens were unhappy with the decision to send Juan Bernat off for a foul on Nicolas Pépé in the first half, and also felt Mbappé’s disallowed goals should have been ruled out by VAR.