French players urged to down tools if Ligue 1 fails to expand league to 22 teams
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French players urged to down tools if Ligue 1 fails to expand league to 22 teams

Former Toulouse manager Antoine Kombouare believes players should go on striker next season the Ligue 1 does not expand the league to 22 clubs, Goal reported.

Ligue 1 cancelled their season following the coronavirus pandemic which led to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) being crowned 2019/20 champions while Amiens and Toulouse were relegated to Ligue 2.

However, the decision has made some clubs speak as they feel that calling off the season was too rash and that this season shouldn't have had relegation.

"The players and coaches must agree to strike at the start of next season if that does not happen," he told L'Equipe.

"There will be layoffs. Even at the amateur level, it will hurt. Having players end their careers in this way is terribly unfair, and I have always hated injustice.

"Amid this suffering and concern born of this crisis, we must unite. We are not united enough. It makes me angry."

A statement published by Amiens said: "This decision is for our club, all our players, coaches, administrators, volunteers and supporters extremely fraught with consequences.

"Pending the publication of the minutes of the board of directors' meeting, Amiens reserve the right to contest this decision, since sporting merit, in this particularly difficult period for all, should, on the contrary, have led the various decision-making bodies not to pronounce any relegation."

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