The news of his death was announced by the French Elite Association of Football Referees (SAFE). Hamel has managed 135 matches in the French First Football League (Ligue 1), where he has been involved since the 2015-16 season.

    Hamel, who managed the Lille-Rennes fight on November 6, lastly in Ligue 1, served as the video assistant referee in the match where Paris Saint-Germain hosted Auxerre on November 13.