The State Council is called to decide on appeals from Lyon, Amiens and Toulouse and will deliver its verdict early next week. The three clubs feel upset by the premature termination of Ligue 1 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The judicial double opera continues in Ligue 1. Lyon, Amiens and Toulouse contested, on Thursday, June 4, the conditions for the suspension of the football championship in France at the time of a three-hour hearing, enameled by the president’s conflicting response Lyonnais Jean-Michel Aulas before the Council of State who plans to make his decision Monday or Tuesday.
The order, the decision of the Supreme Administrative Court, is expected Monday or Tuesday, says the judge, who asked the parties for two more documents.
During the session, the OL leader had lively discussions with Didier Quillot, the chief executive of the league (LFP), who came to defend the decision of the LFP board to end the 2019-2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic and to freeze the rating by quota points. taken / matched matches.
Relegated to Ligue 2
This early stop affected the OL’s seventh place in the final classification and deprived the club of any qualification for European competitions through the championship. Amiens (19th) and Toulouse (20th) went down to Ligue 2.
“We are in an incredible situation, compared to the decision to stop, when we can restart. I am appalled,” said Jean-Michel Aulas, who still wants to end the season on the ground, like other major European championships, who have chosen to resume the competition.
And before Didier Quillot, who recalled that Jean-Michel Aulas had voted for the end of the amateur championship as a member of the Federation’s Executive Committee (FFF), when he opposed it for L1, the head of the Olympics was offensive.
“For Mr. Quillot, who has recently elected, the federation ruled only on the amateur championships. LFP did not distinguish between professional and amateur worlds. It has nothing to do!”, Says the animated president of Lyon.
“Mr. Aulas reminds me that I am young in the service, it’s been four years, but that doesn’t mean I can’t handle a board!”, Didier Quillot replied.
For Aula’s “we sweep the whole story”
The two men expressed their disagreement over the interpretation of the August 3 date “highly recommended” by UEFA to end the season, as well as the possibility that Mediapro, future transmitter of L1 from 2020-2021, could send a reboot of the interrupted season should it resume .
The meeting, which was attended by about thirty journalists, also discussed, among other things, the legality of the board’s decisions and the issues raised with the method of calculating the final ranking.
“Ranking is determined by a quota, we’ve never seen it! Never! We scan the entire story, all the investments made by Lyon, Amiens and Toulouse,” said Jean-Michel Aulas.
For his part, the president of the Amiens club Bernard Joannin, present at the hearing, was accompanied by Alain Gest, president of the Amiens (Amiens Métropole) urban community, who joined the appeal.
“This fight continues, we are happy to be there because we were forced to go to court, our last bulbark against this unfair decision by the league’s board. From the outset, this decision contradicts the values of equality and equality in sport,” said Bernard Joannin to the press before the hearing.