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Lyon fail in legal proceedings against Ligue 1

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Lyon, Amiens, and Toulouse have failed in their attempts to sue Ligue 1 and the French Football Federation for ending the football season prematurely.

Obviously no one was happy when the French football season was subsequently abandoned following the coronavirus lockdown. However, the likes of Lyon, Amiens, and Toulouse were apparently more unhappy than most.

The three teams decided that they were going to take legal action against the French footballing authorities.

Lyon ended up finishing seventh in Ligue 1 and subsequently missing out on a lucrative European football spot.

Their only hope of playing in continental competition next season is to win the Champions League.

Amiens and Toulouse were relegated, and feel their demotion to Ligue 2 is unfair. Their legal claim was also dismissed.

The LFP released a statement expressing the joy at the courts verdict.

The statement read:

“The LFP was pleased to learn that the appeals lodged by Olympique Lyonnais, Amiens SC, and Toulouse FC were rejected by the summary judge of the Paris Administrative Court.”

The end to the competition also meant an end to the battle for personal supremacy between a plethora of footballing superstars that have flooded the league in recent years.