AC Ajaccio, Ligue 2 team, takes the case on promotion before the highest court in France

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PARIS (Reuters) – AC Ajaccio, a Ligue 2 team, said on Tuesday that they were taking their case to the highest court in France for administrative matters after their request to hold promotion rounds was rejected.

The French Olympic Committee has rejected requests from Troyes, Clermont and AC Ajaccio for the playoffs to be used to decide promotion to Ligue 1 after the end of the French League season (LFP) due to the COVID crisis- 19.

With 10 games to go, Lorient (54 points) was crowned champion and promoted to Ligue 1 alongside RC Lens (53). AC Ajaccio, third (52), Troyes (51), fourth, and Clermont (50), fifth, will all remain in Ligue 2.

“We will immediately appeal to the Council of State to guarantee respect for our rights and our sports equity,” said AC Ajaccio in a press release.

Report by Julien Pretot; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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