The college of the Belgian competition authority made his decision known. He considers that the rules of competition were flouted by the licensing commission in the case of theExcelsior Virton. The ABC requires that the Gaumais club be reinstated in D1B next season. Indeed, it was too complicated to bring them back into the series at this point in the season. The Belgian competition authority invites the licensing commission to grant the license to Virton on the conditions of a national division one club, i.e. with a new moratorium for the stadium’s compliance and no obligation to put all core players under professional contract.
We can bet that the club, as it had already announced, will seek solid damages from the federation (15 million euros) in particular with regard to all the players who have signed contracts in other clubs.
New victory therefore for the pair of lawyers Dupont – Hissel après le maintien and D1A de Waasland Beveren.