WATCH: Ligue 1 referee wears mic during game and it makes for fascinating viewing

French referee
(Image credit: Amazon Prime)

After goal-line technology and VAR muscled their way into modern football – for better or worse – football fans know the next introduction is never far away.

And it seems the future is now, after a Ligue 1 referee was mic'd up for a recent clash between Lyon and Nantes in the French Cup. The footage was shared by broadcaster Amazon Prime Video – and it makes for fascinating viewing.

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Ed McCambridge
Staff Writer

Ed is a staff writer at FourFourTwo, working across the magazine and website. A German speaker, he’s been working as a football reporter in Berlin since 2015, predominantly covering the Bundesliga and Germany's national team. Favourite FFT features include an exclusive interview with Jude Bellingham following the youngster’s move to Borussia Dortmund in 2020, a history of the Berlin Derby since the fall of the Wall and a celebration of Kevin Keegan’s playing career.