When the issue of violence against referees is in the headlines, particularly in the US where a referee was killed after being punched by a player, Leonardo is at the centre of controversy as the PDG director was caught on film body-checking the referee after his team failed to secure the Ligue 1 title in a 1-1 draw with Valenciennes. Yahoo! Sports reports:
[PSG's] Thiago Silva was sent off two minutes before the break against Daniel Sanchez’s side, and video footage showed the former AC Milan boss shoving Alexandre Castro in the tunnel. Should Castro decide to report the incident, the French authorities could slap the capital club with a hefty punishment and the Brazilian with a suspension.
Philippe Auclair claimed on Twitter Leonardo could be banned up to a year, and PSG could face a points deduction. Not something that the club needs on the verge of a likely title win.
(HT Philippe Auclair).