A battle of the lost, not the war. This is in essence the message of Olympique Lyonnais, which takes this Friday evening "act of the fact that the Administrative Court of Paris declared itself incompetent on the form concerning the appeals brought by OL (but also Toulouse and Amiens ) following the decisions taken by the League's Board of Directors on April 30, ”. Decisions which related, let us recall, on the final cessation of Ligue 1 cuvée 2019-20. However, it is not because he takes note that the club dear to Jean-Michel Aulas intends to surrender. "This therefore does not in any way change the nature and the basis of the actions brought by Olympique Lyonnais," said a press release. Moreover, the seven-time champion of France will not wait to move on to the next stage of his plan. In its press release, the Professional Football League recalled that "the decisions of general scope taken by the Board of Directors on April 30 could only be challenged before the Council of State". This is exactly the body to which OL will turn. From "Monday morning".
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And the Lyonnais club adds: "Olympique Lyonnais is however surprised that the LFP is delighted as of this evening of the position of the Administrative Tribunal whereas this one did not in any case rule on the merits of its request ! " A tackle slid in response to this sentence of the League press release: "The LFP has noted with satisfaction the rejection of the actions brought by Olympique Lyonnais, Amiens SC and Toulouse FC before the judge of the summary proceedings administrative office of Paris. " Atmosphere…
Sadran and Joannin in the wheel of Aulas
OL will not be alone in addressing the Council of State. Olivier Sadran from TFC and Bernard Joannin from Amiens SC will indeed imitate Jean-Michel Aulas in this process. "I am not used to commenting on court decisions, but no doubt it will then be necessary to go before the competent bodies," said President Sadran with the AFP . For his part, President Joannin promises, in a press release, that his club "remains more than ever determined to assert its rights and obtain its maintenance in Ligue 1 in the judicial field in the light of the unjust circumstances of his relegation" and announces that it has "Decided to immediately seize the Council of State". In summary, the series of appeals is still far from over… If Germany has already resumed since last weekend, with England, Italy or Spain thinking very seriously about it, France has announced the final cessation of its championship on April 30, like the Netherlands or, more recently, Belgium.
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