Monaco to appeal points deduction

09 July 2013 03:04

Newly-promoted French Ligue 1 team Monaco will appeal their two-point deduction for next season, a club source said Tuesday.

The principality outfit were deducted two points, with a third suspended, and ordered to play a game behind closed doors as punishment for their supporters' behaviour during a Ligue 2 match at home to Le Mans on May 17.

Fans set off bangers and flares and invaded the pitch, while one such fan attacked the referee.

Monaco will appeal against the Professional Football League's decision claiming the punishment was "severe" and didn't take into account "the work done by the club over several years for the best organisation of home matches".

Source: AFP

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