While the Council of State is to examine the requests of Olympique Lyonnais, Toulouse and Amiens on Thursday, Jean-Michel Aulas has again attacked the League as well as Roxana Maracineanu.
Jean-Michel Aulas does not disarm. President ofOlympique Lyonnais still hopes to see the Ligue 1 season resume. And this despite the League’s choice, on April 28, to end the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The Rhone director reiterated it during a new interview with L’Opinion. “Yes (I keep hope)”, he assured. And this, before denouncing, once again, the decision of the LFP. “I think, first of all, that the League is wrong not to ask the question and not to ask it in the general assembly of Ligue 1 clubs. That the LFP took a decision on April 30 to stop everything , without consulting its base, is a denial of democracy ”, he lamented, adding: “The health context has also radically changed. The minister herself explains that friendly matches can resume! ”
But the League is obviously not alone in the sights of Jean-Michel Aulas. The same is obviously true of the executive in general and of Roxana Maracineanu, the Minister of Sports, in particular. “The government’s decision to permanently end the championship on April 28 leaves a deep sense of unease”, he launched, recalling the surprise of the authorities and “Pressure from vested interests of clubs winning and poor information given to the authorities.” “Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu, for example, explained that the championship could not resume, since UEFA had set a deadline of August 3 to end it. It’s not true, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin made it clear “, he added.
It would be fair to follow what is practiced elsewhere in Europe
And the President of Lyon to put a layer on the old swimmer. “In fact, the recovery is taking hold everywhere in Europe. The minister’s current posture is an ego posture. No doubt she was misled. It does happen, but she has a duty to rectify it. ”, he indeed insisted. And if that was not enough, Jean-Michel Aulas points to the damage caused by this premature stop. “We are no longer part of the big nations, we are in the same group in Europe as Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Gibraltar and Belgium, which also stopped their championship”, ahe assured, adding: “The consequence is that, in the current state of things, French football will show a deficit of 700 to 800 million euros.”
But all hope is not lost for Jean-Michel Aulas who will be heard this Thursday by the Council of State. “It would be fair to follow what is practiced elsewhere in Europe”, he warned.
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