Olympique Lyonnais, Toulouse and Amiens have all been rejected by the courts. The clubs considered themselves injured by premature termination of the Ligue 1 Championship due to the health crisis linked to Covid-19.
Another beat in the crusade of Olympique Lyonnais. On Friday, May 22, the Professional Football League (LFP) welcomed the “rejection” of the appeal proceedings filed by the clubs Lyon, Amiens and Toulouse against the decision to stop the Ligue 1 season 2019-2020 and freeze the classification after the last day played on March 8.
The judge of the summary proceedings before the Paris Administrative Court “logically maintained, through three motions made on Friday afternoon, that decisions of general scope made by the board of directors on April 30 could only be challenged before the State of State,” the court in the case, writes LFP in a press release.
The league had decided at the end of April to end the season definitively, in accordance with the government’s order, and to establish a ratio of points won per game played to establish a final ranking.
The next step, the Cabinet
This criterion ranks the Lyon Club 7e place in Ligue 1, which robs him of all qualifications for the European Cup through the championship. Amiens (19e) and Toulouse (20e) move to Ligue 2 at the end of this truncated season, with ten days left to play.
The three applicant clubs will now have to continue their legal battle before the Cabinet, which according to the league is “competent to hear regulatory acts taken by authorities with national jurisdiction such as LFP”.