At the UNFP trophies, there are comedians in charge of relaxing the room and personalities from the world of football who receive or present prizes. But sometimes the line between the two blurs. Invited to the Gabriel pavilion in Paris on Sunday evening to present the prize for the best referee in Ligue 1 during the traditional ceremony, the defender of Troyes Adil Rami delivered a strange show on stage, oscillating between one man show, settling of personal accounts and moments uneasiness in the public.
“Referees, you are part of our family… like a mother-in-law, or an ex-mother-in-law. Or even an ex. Because against Clermont, I had the impression that it was Pamela who was refereeing me, ”launched the player, referring to a match lost (0-1) by the Trojans at home as well as his former companion, Pamela Anderson. In 2019, the former star of the series “Alert to Malibu” had accused the world champion of violence, in the wake of the formalization of their breakup.
Adil Rami visibly in great shape at the
“I had been promoted to captain of my team, also told the former OM defender. So I approached you gentlemen the referees. My first dialogue was against Marseille. I will not tell you the name of the referee because I do not want to put it in the sauce. And I tell him in the middle of the match because I was tired: Mr. Letexier, I'm tired, how much time is left. And he answers me: I will tell you at the end of the match. I felt like Monsieur Pignon. »
“You have a TV, the GIGN, secret agents”
Rami also performed a sort of twerk on stage to presumably parody the referees heading for the screen at the edge of the pitch when called by his assistants in charge of video refereeing. “I never understood what you were doing there, launched the player, laughing at his own joke. You have a TV, the GIGN, secret agents and you can't find the solution. Explain me ! A joke leaving the room more than perplexed.
Finally, the player ended up giving his prize to Benoît Bastien, named best whistle for the first time in his career. Adil Rami, he still has a meeting to play with Troyes, kept in the top flight since Saturday despite his defeat (1-3) against Lens.