The Council of State on Friday dismissed OL’s appeal filed last spring to challenge the LFP’s stoppage of the French championship in the face of the health crisis.
OL have exhausted their recourse in challenging the measures taken by the Professional Football League last spring and in stopping the L1 and L2 championships in the face of threats from the pandemic. Like Amiens, relegated to the lower echelon, AC Ajaccio, Troyes and Clermont, deprived of a promotion opportunity, the Lyon club were dismissed in their final appeal on Friday by the Council of State.
Yes ” other solutions were possible “, The Council of State considers that the stoppage of the season at the 28e day (i.e. 73% of the exercise completed) ” is not vitiated by a manifest error of assessment, including with regard to the objective of fairness and integrity in sports competitions “. ” It does not appear that the League would have taken a manifestly wrong assessment “, Adds in its conclusions the council, which specifies to the address of the OL that” contrary to what is argued, the allegation that this choice was motivated by the desire to penalize the club Olympique Lyonnais has not been established “.
OL are not giving up
An analysis that is obviously not that of Les Gones. In a press release released this Friday evening, the Rhone club ” takes note “Of this judgment, but” confirms its desire to pursue exclusively its claim for compensation against the Professional Football League “. And to conclude with irony: ” In the context of the second wave, one can also wonder: why does the LFP not stop the championship again as it already did in April? “
The Council of State confirms the responsibility of the LFP, OL continues its compensation claim
Club press release ⤵️ https://t.co/0c01PZM3Y0
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