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RC Lens to be automatically relegated to Ligue 2

The Administrative Tribunal at Besançon has today decided to relegate RC Lens automatically to Ligue 2 at the end of this season after deciding that their initial promotion to the top flight last season was illegal.

According to our colleagues at France Bleu, Sochaux have won justice today after winning their appeal that RC Lens did not meet accepted conditions when they were promoted to Ligue 1 in the summer of 2014. As a result, the administrative tribunal has decided that the club will be relegated from Ligue 1 at the end of the season, regardless of whether or not they finish the campaign in the bottom three.

More undoubtedly to follow on this breaking story.

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