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Lyon President Aulas confirms the commencement of 2 legal actions following league suspension

Speaking in an interview with L’Équipe du Soir, Lyon President Aulas confirmed that two legal actions have commenced against the LFP following their decision to definitively terminate the 2019/20 Ligue 1 campaign.

“We hesitated a lot over doing it. The board of directors at Olympique Lyonnais, which is a company on the stock market, took the decision to file a lawsuit (in Paris courts). Money is not the major concern for Olympique Lyonnais. This is a club which has gone from the very bottom to the very top. We have first demanded to examine the possibility of returning to football. The decision from the Minister of Sports (Roxana Maracineanu) is based on the date of 3rd August, which does not exist at UEFA, whilst taking into account health and medical protocols. We can examine in detail with the Prime Minister (Édouard Philippe) and Minister of Health (Olivier Véran) the health protocols that have been given the green light in all the European countries and see if there is a possibility to return. The second (lawsuit) pertains to the way in which the league was stopped and the way in which the final standings were calculated, to see if they are legitimate… We need to analyse things, see if clubs are hurt by this decision. For the moment, we are not talking about financial prejudice.”

“It does not relate to millions, but to a certain number of decisions in the general interest.”

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