The general assembly of the clubs of football League 1 and League 2 was voted for the maintenance of the first division to 20 clubs, which leads to the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse. The president Amiénois said he is “nauseated”.Bernard Joannin, the chairman of the Amiens SC (FRED DOUCHET / MAXPPP)
“The clubs have voted : they have not wanted to show solidarity in this very difficult moment that has been experienced by the French sport, and contrary to what we saw in the federations of rugby and handball. The world of football has led to decisions freezing without humanity, without solidarity”, denounced Tuesday, June 23, on franceinfo Bernard Joannin, the chairman of the Amiens SC.
A little earlier, the general assembly of the 40 professional football clubs voted for the retention of a Ligue 1 with 20 clubs, resulting in the relegation of his club in League 2 next season, as well as that of the Toulouse FC.
“I have two sentiments after this general assembly. I already have a satisfaction because I think that, little by little, our discourse of sporting fairness, our rhetoric of solidarity and humanity, in this world of football frigid, starts to bear fruit, since 25 % of the representatives of the clubs voted against the relegation of Amiens, and Toulouse,”said Bernard Joannin.
This is a parody. The League, at no time has sought a solutionBernard Joannin, the chairman of the Amiens SCsur franceinfo
“My other feeling is a feeling of nausea because the League (Ligue de football professionnel, LFP) has made an indictment to charge, then that the State Council had asked him to find a solution to avoid our relegation. This has not been the case. This is a parody. The League, at no time, has never sought a solution. She preferred the private interests of some clubs. It is always easier to share to 20 to 22.”
Except coup de theatre, this decision is expected to be endorsed Friday, June 26, by the general assembly of the French Federation of Football.