Fredrikstad coach Mikjal Thomassen is not being punished for his comments.

Fredrikstad coach Mikjal Thomassen is not being punished for his comments.

Mikjal Thomassen on the bench during Monday's match against LSK. Photo: Thomas Andersen/NTB

The national football federation will not sanction FFK coach Mikjal Thomassen after Monday's agenda statements.

Head referee Terry Hogg i NFF He confirms to VG that they have concluded the case, but spoke to Frederikstad sporting director Joachim Haier on Tuesday.

-We have no campaign against FFK, we will treat everyone equally. I spoke with Joachim for a long time today and they had their say. “Then we take that issue into account,” Hogue says.

Terry Hogue
<-Terry Hogue

After the victory over Lillestrom on Monday evening, Swedish Football Association coach Mikgal Thomassen strongly criticized the Norwegian refereeing.

– I think it's very clear that they are looking for us from the first moment. I didn't want to talk about it, but now I have to. It's not okay, Thomassen said Fredrikstad country.

He spoke to TV 2 about the “agenda experience.” The coach reacted to the way referee Ola Huber Nielsen spoke in the media after the match against Brann earlier in the season.

FFK at the time received a lot of criticism for delaying the match, which eventually ended in Fredrikstad's victory.

Sporting Director Haier was also out in Fredrikstad Blad on Monday evening:

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– I have the impression that there is a biased attitude towards FFK and that we are still almost in extra time in Bergen. The sporting director said: This bothers me.

On Tuesday afternoon, Heyer said he was tempted to take the ruling seriously.

– On our part, it was correct to provide notice. We never spend our energy on individual situations, and Ola Huber Nielsen is one of our best referees. But when we had this experience, we thought it was right to speak up, Heyer tells VG.

Joachim Haier
<-Joachim Haier

Sports Director at FFK

He explains that this is not something FFK has spent a lot of energy on.

– This is generally the case, as we recorded some opinions and insinuations after the match in Bergen, and the impression was that it was taken against our players yesterday. That's our experience, and it's not a given that we're completely right, but we've experienced being taken seriously, says Heyer, who says they still stand by what was said after the match.

– I know Mikgal, and he rarely speaks, but we had an honest experience in what we communicated, says Heyer.

Newly promoted Fredrikstad is in third place, just two points behind league leaders Glimt.

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