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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.

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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.