A decision of the Professional Football League (LFP) must be taken on Monday June 12, but the Girondins de Bordeaux are not determined to wait with folded arms. On Saturday June 10, the club announced in a press release that it had filed a complaint against Rodez, with the LFP, for practices “contrary to sports ethics”.
Since the last day of Ligue 2 and the interruption of the meeting between the two teams following the aggression of the Ruthenian striker Lucas Buades by a Bordeaux supporter on June 2, the tension remains high. The match was decisive for the Girondins – engaged in a sprint from distance with Metz for accession to Ligue 1 – as well as for their evening opponent – in the fight with Annecy to avoid relegation.
The file was put under investigation by the disciplinary committee of the LFP because of the “seriousness of the facts” and the clification of the season has still not been approved. Should we inflict a defeat on green carpet in Bordeaux? Should the club be penalized with a deduction of points? Should the game be replayed, for example behind closed doors? For now, all options are open.
At 1-0 for Rodez, the score on the scoreboard at the break, the Girondins missed accession to the elite, where the Aveyron training escaped the descent.
“Various elements that turned out to be false”
Two days before the decision of the LFP, Bordeaux therefore decided to speak, estimating the emotion caused by the act of violence of June 2 “fallout”. In a text relayed on its site and social networksthe club condemns this overflow committed in its enclosure, but it also insists on its exemplary in terms of security for years.
He denounces, above all, his adversary: “On Friday evening and over the following days, RAF crews [Rodez Aveyron Football] have, moreover, put forward various elements which have proved to be false and contrary to sporting ethics, in particular concerning the hospitalization of the player who suffered the fall and the impossibility of resuming the match while the safety conditions were gathered. »
According to the findings of the “forensic pathologist, independent expert and mandated by the prosecutor”Lucas Buades did not suffer from“no damage”raises the club, and the Aveyron training did not “cooperated spontaneously with the investigators in the hours and days following the event”.
The Girondins have thus filed a complaint with the LFP disciplinary committee, considering that it is a violation “rules relating to sports ethics and fair play”. The club hopes to have no disciplinary sanction from the authority and wishes that this one allows to replay the stopped match.
Jurisprudence does not encourage optimism on the Bordeaux side: the latest incidents involving supporters and players have caused heavy penalties for the host teams.