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French Ligue 2 referee gives away his cards and writes "merci" with vanishing spray in last game of the season
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VIDEO: French referee gives players his cards and spells out “merci” with vanishing spray in last game of the season

Lengthy goodbye takes up the final few minutes of the game.

MetzStade Brestois 29

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😮 Fin de saison, l'arbitre distribue ses cartons et laisse un message au public avec son spray ! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/zUbv52mxip

— beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) May 17, 2019

A French Ligue 2 referee spelt out “merci” in vanishing spray for the fans after handing out his yellow and red cards to the players as he made a spectacle of the last game of the season.

With both sides already promoted, champions Metz played out a 1-0 win over second-placed Brest until the last few minutes of added time at the Stade Saint-Symphorien on Friday night.

For context : both teams already knew they'll promote to the first league, there were no stakes behind this game ;)

— Guillaume (@Holicool) May 18, 2019

44-year-old official Yohann, who was in charge of the game, said a lengthy farewell in the final moments as most of the teams crowded around him.

Rouinsard presented a couple of them with his cards before writing thank you in French on the pitch with his spray.