The Standard “protests” the decision of the Licensing Commission and appeals

The Standard

Video provided by RTL SportStandard private license is one of the surprises of the day, but the Liege club obviously does not intend to stop there.

A few tens of minutes after being refused by the Licensing Commission, Standard communicated. The Liege club first specifies the two reasons which deprived it of a license: a concern with the bonuses of the players and another with the sale of the stadium, which was interpreted by the Litigation Committee “as a simple project”.

But the club obviously does not intend to stop there and insists: the stadium is sold and a sales agreement has been signed “in good and due form”. The Standard will therefore defend its case before the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sport (CBAS), to obtain the precious sesame?

Venanzi MPH Preud’homme

Standard Liege press release

This Wednesday, April 8, the Licensing Commission informed our club that the license requested for the 2020-2021 season was not allocated to it. The reasons given: – non-compliance with the deadlines required for proof of payment of premiums for some players. – The stadium sales agreement, signed on March 31, was interpreted by the license commission as a simple “project” while the document communicated bore the signatures of buyers and sellers and irrevocably commits them. Here, the club completely rebels against this misinterpretation: it is indeed a compromise of sale of the stadium in good and due form. Our club therefore vigorously contests this unfair decision and will defend its interests before the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sport.