Amiens launch online petition against Ligue 1 relegation

Ruben Hill
May 5, 2020

Clubs in France's Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 breathed a little easier after the French League (LFP) obtained a government-guaranteed loan worth 225 million euros ($246 million) to carry them through June.

The LFP has taken matters into its own hands to "help to support the cash flow of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 clubs".

Amiens' anger extends into the fabric of the city, with the mayor arguing that the club exiting Ligue 1 makes the area "lose part of our attractiveness as a city by default".

"Amiens is launching a petition to demand justice for this very consequential decision which goes against sporting fair play", a statement said.

Amiens believe the decision by the LFP goes against sporting fairness and have called on the club's supporters and all fans of football to support the initiative, which they believe would make football and sport grow.

This would include Lorient and Lens, who have been promoted from Ligue 2.

The club launched the petition on Monday in an effort to ask the LFP be to relook their decision to relegate two clubs and consider starting the league with 22 teams instead of the usual 20.

Now the club's petition has over 3500 signee's as the club looks to send the petition to the LFP in order to attempt to retain its top-division status.Olympique Lyonnais are another side in the division not happy with LFP's ruling as the organisation's conclusion has left the team without European football next season as a result of finishing seventh.

Ligue 1 became the first of Europe's top-five divisions to end their domestic league season early amid the pandemic, with seventh-placed Lyon, who subsequently missed out on a European place, threatening legal action.

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