A fine of 10,000 dollars was imposed on the coach of Los Angeles FC, the club of French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, for having described as a “farce” and a “shame” the holding of the MLS match in a snowstorm on Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This match won by the local team 3-0 started several hours late due to terrible weather conditions. After a few minutes of play, it was already almost impossible to see the boundaries of the field – images that went around the internet -, and the game was interrupted several times to clear the snow.

“It’s one of the worst professional sporting events I’ve ever experienced… It’s a farce and an absolute shame to have played this match,” Steve Cherundolo, Los Angeles coach, proclaimed after the match. Angeles FC.

The North American Championship League (MLS) deemed these comments contrary to its regulations and imposed this sanction of 10,000 dollars on the LA coach.

Before conceding these three goals in difficult conditions, the 2018 world champion and former captain of the Blues Hugo Lloris, 37, had started in the jersey of Los Angeles FC with a victory against Seattle (2-1), on 24 February… under the Californian sun.