SUPER CUP: Referee Stephanie Frappart ‘outstanding’ – Shelley Kerr

Scotland Women boss Shelley Kerr says Stephanie Frappart and her all-female team of assistant referees were ‘outstanding’ in the Super Cup

Frenchwoman Frappart, along with her all-female team of assistant referees – Italy’s Manuela Nicolosi and Republic of Ireland’s Michelle O’Neill – made history as they officiated Liverpool’s win over Chelsea on Thursday.

Her performance as been described by may outlets as a genuine display of professionalism, rather than a token step towards gender equality.

Stephanie Frappart, became first woman to referee a major UEFA men’s match, which has made the Scotland’s women’s national football team gaffer head over hills by terming her performance as   “outstanding” in the Super Cup.

There were VAR reviews and penalty decisions made, with the most contentious incident seeing Frappart award Chelsea a penalty in extra-time after Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian was judged to have brought down Tammy Abraham.

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