abien Barthez has been accused of spitting at a referee and, if found guilty, could be banned for a lengthy period by FIFA
Moroccan referee Abdellah El Achiri has told his country's footballing federation that the Marseille keeper spat in his face during l'OM's friendly with Wydad.
The Casablanca clash boiled over when El Achiri sent off French defender Frederic Dehu which sparked a free-for-all.
Barthez, who was on the bench, stormed onto the pitch to jostle the referee and that is when the spitting incident is alleged to have taken place.
If the Moroccan authorities pass the case on to Fifa, a long suspension would be on the cards for the former Manchester United number one.
"Barthez came to me while abusing me," El Achiri told French radio channel RMC.
"Then he ended by spitting in my face."
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