Amiens ramp up bid to get Ligue 1 status reinstated as they take out full-page advertisement in L’Equipe

Amiens have taken out a full page advertisement in L’Equipe demanding their Ligue 1 relegation is reversed after the French season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The news comes after the club called on supporters to sign an online petition to demand justice after the 2019/20 campaign was brought to a premature end.

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Amiens have followed up their online petition demanding they are not relegated from Ligue 1 with a full page newspaper advertisement
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Ligue 1 was scrapped at the end of last month, with PSG securing a seventh league title in eight seasons on a PPG basis
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At the end of last month, Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) declared the final standings would be decided on a points-per-game basis.

Paris Saint-Germain were therefore crowned Ligue 1 champions for a fourth year in a row – having been 12 points ahead of Marseille with 11 games to play when the season was suspended in March.

Toulouse and Amiens were both relegated, while Nimes survived having finished third from bottom.

At the time of the abolition, Amiens were four points adrift of safety with 10 games left to play.

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Luka Elsner’s side were four points adrift of safety with 10 games remaining when the season was suspended
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STAY AT HOME. Only leave for the following purposes:

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The government has also issued further detail on what we can do during lockdown.

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas recently declared his belief that the Ligue 1 season was cancelled too early.

“It was a big decision that was made and I can understand why they took it,’ he told beIN SPORTS.

“But maybe it was taken a little too soon, considering a lot of the big league are still all trying to resume.

“We could’ve considered individual training, where you have basically no risk. You’re not touching anyone, you’re not close to anyone.

“See if everyone was getting closer to football behind played all over the world.”


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