Olympique Lyon threaten legal action after French league's decision to cancel the season

1 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images "The governance in this episode was questionable, almost all of the presidents think so. There are probably different issues. There are a number of things that should not have happened, and we will not stop there," said Lyon's president, Jean-Michel Aulas.

The French club say they reserve the right to appeal against the outcome to seek damages, which could amount to tens of millions of euros.

According to their president, Jean-Michel Aulas, "almost all of the presidents" in Ligue 1 questions the governance around the decision.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Olympique Lyon have criticised the French league's decision to end the season and say they reserve the right to appeal the outcome to seek damages, estimating they could reach tens of millions of euros.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) earlier this week made the decision, which has resulted in PSG being crowned champions with 10-11 matches remaining, after French prime minister Edouard Philippe said "big sporting affairs" including professional football would not be allowed to return before September.

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