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The CNOSF will meet on March 8 about the withdrawal of a point from Bastia in Ligue 2

On January 17, the League’s disciplinary committee decided to withdraw a firm point from the Ligue 2 standings in Bastia following insults, notably racist, uttered on December 16 during the reception of QRM (0-0 ). That evening, an assistant referee was profusely insulted, leading to the match being interrupted and an announcement from the announcer. In a scathing press release, the SAFE (Elite Football Referees Union) stepped up to the plate, stating in particular: “Such comments are unacceptable when they are made against a player, but should we keep them quiet when they are a football referee who is insulted as a “dirty Arab”? »

This slip-up came after another, on November 11, during a trip from Bastia to Paris FC (0-1). On December 6, the League’s disciplinary commission sanctioned the Bastia club with a suspended one-point withdrawal as well as the closure of its visitors’ area for two fixed matches “for damage, use of pyrotechnic devices and inappropriate behavior.” racist of his supporters”. The penalty imposed on January 17 is not formally a revocation of this reprieve but the result is the same.

According to our information, Bastia, which contacted the CNOSF to try to recover this point in the L2 ranking, will be heard, like the LFP, on March 8 by the conciliator. Before an “opinion” issued a little later. Until it is announced by the CNOSF, the sanction is not frozen due to the seriousness of the facts alleged against the Corsican club. When the CNOSF’s opinion is rendered, the LFP Board of Directors will have the discretion to follow it or not. Because if the League office on December 10, 2020 decided “to accept all proposals from the CNOSF”, this only concerns those “relating to player sanctions”.

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