The Martinique Football League wants to shed “all the light” on two suspicious matches
Two Regional 2 matches, ended with scores of 20-0 and 21-0, will give rise to…
Two Regional 2 matches, ended with scores of 20-0 and 21-0, will give rise to an investigation at the initiative of the Martinique Football League.
The Martinique Football League has announced its intention to open an investigation after the unprecedented and suspicious results of two Regional 2 matches which ended with scores of 20-0 and 21-0. On Saturday evening, CS Vauclinois beat SC Lamentinois 20-0, while Stade spiritain won against ASC Hirondelle by 21 goals to 0 as part of the 22nd day of the Regional 2 amateur championship.
“The results observed are sufficiently plausible to imagine that arrangements or collusion could have taken place between certain clubs“, judged in a statement released Sunday the Martinican League, which decided to”trigger the appropriate actions that will shed light on these events“. “At this stage, however, specified the regional authority, there is no reason to accuse anyone of wrongdoing.»
Risk of sanctions until demotion?
Asked about Radio Caraïbes International (RCI), the captain of CS Vauclinois, Jonathan Gabriel Régis, categorically dismissed the scenario of an arrangement. “We had to play like that, we met a team that had nothing to play for“, he commented. “On the other side, we knew that the Spiritain Stadium was meeting a team that was already doomed, who had nothing to play“, he added.
The board of directors of the Martinican League must meet on Tuesday to decide on the possible continuation of the investigations. The League indicated that it planned to seize the regional commission of education and discipline and that it did not exclude seizing the public prosecutor of Fort-de-France in the event of finding of proven criminal offenses, in view “of the manifest disturbance created» and «risks of discrediting the bodies, or even the entire discipline“.
The offending clubs risk several sanctions, the president of the League, Samuel Perreau, told AFP on Monday. “This can range from a simple call to order to loss of points and even demotion“, he detailed.