Legendary French coach Guy Roux has branded Rangers and Fulham 'stupid' over their handling of Daniel Cousin's proposed £3million move to Fulham.
Both clubs have asked FIFA to bypass their rules which state that a player cannot play for more than two clubs in any one season.
It was believed that Cousin only played once for Lens before his move to Ibrox, a 21-minute substitute appearance in a 1-0 defeat to Bordeaux at the start of August.
However, it emerged that Cousin also played 90 minutes for Lens - managed by Roux at that time - against Ukrainian side Chornomorets in an InterToto Cup tie.
He said: 'What a waste of time.
'It annoys me that Rangers and Fulham are bothering FIFA with this.
'They are being stupid and to be honest, I feel they are wasting FIFA's time.
'Everyone knows that Daniel played for us and Rangers.
'There is a great invention called the internet which makes it easy to check these things.
'I'm sure most younger people are are more than capable of using it and it states clearly that Daniel played for us - not once, but twice.'