Ligue 2 football team AC Ajaccio takes the case to the highest court in France

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PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) – AC Ajaccio, a Ligue 2 team, said on Tuesday that it was taking its case to the highest court in France for administrative questions after the rejection of its request to organize the playoffs of promotion.

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; Edited by Peter Rutherford;

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