By this letter, Jean-Michel Aulas wants to convince the government to “rectify the error” and to allow the resumption of the championship in July or August.Jean Michel Aulas, president of Olympique Lyonnais, in Dijon (Côte-d’or), 24 April 2019. (VICTOR VASSEUR / RADIO FRANCE)
The president of Olympique lyonnais Jean-Michel Aulas, has written Monday, may 25, the Prime minister Edouard Philippe and the minister of Sports Roxana Maracineanu to ask them to reconsider their decision to stop the season 2019/2020 championship of League 1 of football due to the outbreak of coronavirus. In this letter, to which franceinfo has had access, Jean-Michel Aulas wants to convince them to “rectify the error” and to allow the resumption of the championship in July or August.
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“Could we imagine that June 2 is also a great opportunity to rectify the mistake regarding the French football and to allow, with a health protocol that is used everywhere, to give the starting point of a gradual recovery of the workouts (in June), and, why not, a resumption of the championships of the season 2019/2020 in the months of July or August as has been suggested precisely by the UEFA as soon as the 21st April last ?”, request the boss of the OL.
Jean-Michel Aulas had already sent, in mid-may, a letter going in the same direction to parliamentarians. Very offensive on the media scene, the officer lyonnais has filed two appeals before the administrative court on the judgment in advance of the championship. These two appeals relate to the decision to end the early season and the other hand on the modalities of the judgment in the championship and the method of calculation of the standings after the 28th day, the last match.
In the state, the Olympique lyonnais football team is ranked seventh in the league and may not participate in a European cup next season for the first time since 1997, except if he were to win the final of the League Cup against Paris-SG (date to define), or even win the champions League, currently set at the stage of the knockout.