"We are hanging ourselves," says Lyon's president on decision to cancel season

5 May 2020

Jean-Michel Aulas
Photo: PA Images Lyon's president, Jean-Michel Aulas, is still working on reversing the French Football League's decision to cancel the current season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jean-Michel Aulas is still working on reversing the French Football League's decision to cancel the current season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The president of Lyon calls the decision a "political error" made prematurely.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Olympique Lyon's president, Jean-Michel Aulas, has yet again criticised the French Football League's (LFP) decision to end the current season and urged stakeholders to reconsider.

The LFP in April made the decision to cancel the season, resulting 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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