The French football club Lyon has filed two lawsuits in connection with the decision to prematurely end the championship.
Last week, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that the country’s championship will not be able to resume due to measures to gradually exit the country from quarantine caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Subsequently, the Professional Football League of France (LFP) announced that the championship was completed ahead of schedule and would not be played out, Paris Saint-Germain was declared the champion, Lyon took seventh place.
Team places were determined in accordance with the performance index, which is calculated taking into account the number of points scored in all matches played.
“We seriously doubted that it was necessary to take such measures. The club’s board of directors decided today to send two lawsuits. Money is not the main thing for Lyon. We would like to explore the possibility of resuming the season. The decision of the Minister of Sports is based on the date of August 3, which is not mentions UEFA, “the AFP quoted Jean-Michel Olya as president.
“We can discuss in detail with the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health the medical protocol approved by all European countries and see if it is possible to continue the season,” he added.
Olya noted that the second lawsuit is related to the conditions for the completion of the championship and the method used to determine the final classification of teams.