Two days after the hiccup in the final of the Limoges tournament between France and Poland following four expulsions from the French side, Darnell Bile, the 16-year-old player from Saint-Étienne who had headbutted an opponent, apologized in a story posted on his Instagram account. “I apologize to the staff of the French Football Federation, to my teammates, as well as to the green people (managers-coaches + supporters) for this bad gesture… To err is human, the context of the match was special… J learn. »
If the FFF has not, for the moment, communicated the sanctions against the player, his club, ASSE, was quick to react. According to Le Progrès, Darnell Bile will be sanctioned in an educational way by his club and will be removed from the field for an indefinite period.
For the record, the Stéphanois, replacing against Poland, had headbutted a Polish player whom he had just tackled violently. A gesture which had led to his expulsion and consequently the stoppage of the match since the Bleuets were only seven on the field.
“For some, there may not be a return to the France team because they have to understand things, said Bernard Diomède after the meeting at the microphone of France 3. I will sanction the players who have behaved badly. »
Darnell Bile played mainly with the U 19 Nationaux de Saint-Étienne and also played 17 minutes in Ligue 2 with the pennant team.