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Lyon President Says Ending The Ligue 1 Season Early Was A “Massive Error”

Jean-Michel Aulas considers that the decision to stop the French Ligue 1 so early was extremely wrong.

The football season in France was ended prematurely on 13 March due to coronavirus threat, and then the campaign wasn’t relaunched. Was it a smart choice? The Lion president says no, calling this move a “massive mistake” that demonstrated the weakness of the system. According to his words, no one understands why the season was declared finished, and why they had to cancel the football matches.

Aulas insists that ending of the season is throwing French football into the sea of financial problems. Many players will leave the clubs because of the lack of money. The total loss from ticketing, sponsorship, and television is estimated to be more than €300 million.

Today, Lion is still in the last 16 of the Champions League, as long as in the French League Cup final. However, the termination in progress can lead to huge negative consequences for both the club and football in France as a whole.

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