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Amiens call for fans' help in petition against relegation from Ligue 1

  • After it was determined that Amiens would be relegated once Ligue 1 was ended, the club have asked fans to sign a petition against the move.
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Modified 04 May 2020, 18:56 IST
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Amiens have urged fans to sign a petition against their relegation from Ligue 1 as they "seek justice" after being demoted when the 2019-20 campaign was ended early.

The French government's decision to ban all sporting events until September because of the spread of coronavirus resulted in the Ligue 1 season being finished with most teams having 10 games still to play.

Last week the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) announced the final standings had been decided on a points-per-game basis, with Amiens having 0.14 fewer points than Nimes meaning they, along with bottom side Toulouse, were relegated to Ligue 2.

The club revealed they were considering an appeal against their relegation and they have now tried to enlist fans' support with an online petition.

A statement on their website read: "Following the decision to demote Amiens SC to Ligue 2 after only 28 games played out of 38, Amiens SC is launching a petition to seek justice in the face of this decision fraught with consequences that goes against fairness in sport. 

"Amiens SC is asking the Ligue de Football to review its position and make the fairest choice: A Ligue 1 with 22 clubs for the 2020-2021 season. 

"Supporters from Amiens and football lovers, support our initiative that would make football and sport grow."

Seven hours after launching the petition, 3,000 supporters had signed it.

Published 04 May 2020, 18:56 IST
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