Le Parisien report that UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin laid out in a letter written to Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas that the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season could have taken the whole of August, if that was required, for it to be completed, as the OL boss continues his legal challenges against the LFP decision to terminate the campaign despite there being 10 matches still to play.
The letter was received by Aulas on 14th May and raises new questions about why Minister for Sports Roxana Maracineanu was so keen to get the LFP to terminate their campaign on Tuesday 28th April, under the auspices that UEFA had definitively given leagues up until 3rd August to be completed in 2019/20 owing to the COVID-19 induced disruption – which has never more emphatically looked like a lie as it does now.
Ceferin’s letter reads as follows:
“As for whether UEFA has actually given its member associations a deadline of August 3 to finish their national championships, the following clarification should answer your question. The dates of July 20th (for national associations classified 16 to 55) and August 3rd (for those classified 1 to 1.5, which includes France) were described in the presentations made