relegated from Ligue 1 to Ligue 2, Amiens takes legal action

As he had announced in recent days, the football club of Amiens has chosen to challenge before justice its relegation from Ligue 1 to Ligue 2 after the halt, before its term, of the championship of France because of the pandemic of coronavirus. He turned to the Paris administrative court to denounce this decision which he judges "Unfair and unfounded", the club’s lawyer announced on Tuesday May 12.

"The choice was made not to contest the stoppage of the championships, it is really not the subject of the procedure, it might be a little inappropriate. However, what we dispute is the consequences of the decisions that have been made ”, explained Me Christophe Bertrand. "Two applications, one on the merits, and one in summary proceedings have been filed (Monday) at the Paris Administrative Court ", said the council.

The Amiens SC, who was in his third straight season in the elite, was ranked 19th and penultimate when the championship broke in mid-March. The Picard club had 23 points, four less than Nîmes (18th, 27 points) with 30 points remaining to be distributed if the ten remaining days could have ended.

"We find this decision contrary to fairness in sport. It’s a sanction decision by the League. This decision is unfair (…). We are forced to fight, to go to court against this unfair decision ”, said Amiens President Bernard Joannin at this press conference.

The urban community of Amiens has announced that it will also join the legal battle.

The World with AFP


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